Simple exercises designed to increase energy in the morning are an excellent way to set yourself up for success and start off on an efficient path. Try engaging in some jumping jacks, push-ups or stretching exercises in order to increase both energy and alertness levels; yoga may also provide relaxation while simultaneously increasing alertness – try going for a stroll around the block if that helps!
1) Full Body Stretches
Stretching is one of the best ways to revitalize and revitalize your body and give it a burst of energy. Stretching can increase blood flow and circulation while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Begin with stretching arms and legs before moving on to stretching neck, back, torso. Dynamic stretching techniques such as shoulder rolls or neck stretches may be effective; just remember it’s best to take your time when stretching and listen to what your body tells you! When stretching it is also essential that you take notice of what your body tells you as this will allow better muscle memory recall later! To truly benefit from stretching take your time when stretching!
Squats are an effective way to increase your heart rate and give your body a much-needed energy boost. Begin by standing with feet slightly wider than shoulders and toes turned out slightly, standing up straight, then lowering hips until thighs are parallel with floor before pushing back up to start position ensuring straight back with lifted chest. Add variations like jump, lateral or single leg squats for added challenge or add weight such as dumbbells or barbells as additional resistances for more challenging results.
Lunges are another effective exercise to give your morning an energetic start. Start by standing with feet hip-width apart, taking one big step forward with one foot, bending both knees to lower hips until front thigh parallel to floor before pushing back up to start position and repeat on other side ensuring chest is lifted and core engaged throughout exercise. Try variations such as walking lunge, reverse lunge or side lunge to make this more challenging exercise – add weight for more intensity if necessary!
Push-ups are an excellent way to quickly raise your heart rate and give your body an energetic boost. Begin by lying on your stomach with hands directly beneath your shoulders and feet together. Engage your core by pressing palms into the floor while lifting yourself into plank position before returning back down into starting position and repeating this cycle until complete. Throughout this exercise keep back straight with chest lifted while pressing palms into floor as you lower body into plank position then repeat. You can add variations by trying wide arm, decline push-up or even adding weight which make this exercise even more challenging – plus this challenge may surprise!
A plank can provide an energy boost in the morning. Begin by lying on your stomach with hands directly beneath your shoulders and feet together, engaging your core, pressing palms into floor as you lift body into plank position for 30 to 1 minute before returning back down into starting position. As an alternative variation of basic plank exercise you may wish to add side plank, spiderman plank or single leg plank as variations as well as adding weight for more challenging results.
6) Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are an effective exercise to give you an energetic start in the morning. Begin in plank position with hands directly under shoulders and feet together; engage your core and bend one knee up towards your chest; switch legs after 30 seconds of each rep, keeping back straight and core engaged throughout. Add variations like jumping mountain climber or reverse mountain climber. Or even add weight for added challenge!
7) Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is an effective way to start your day and increase energy levels. Surya Namaskar involves performing 12 yoga poses that flow together – such as standing, forward fold, cobra pose, downward dog pose and mountain pose – in one continuous flow. As you move through each pose take deep breaths while staying present in each moment.
8) Child’s Pose Or Balasana
Beginning your day right is simple with Child’s Pose Or Balasana
Kneel on the floor and sit back on your heels before slowly lowering your torso towards the ground until your forehead touches it, extend your arms in front of you, take several deep breaths, and repeat until all is calmed. This pose will give your body and mind some much-needed relaxation while giving an energy boost.
9) Cat Pose Or Bidalasana
Starting your morning right, Cat Pose Is an Excellent Way To Increase Energy And Focus
Begin by getting down on all fours with hands and knees touching the ground, engaging your core, then slowly rounding your spine up toward the ceiling like a cat’s backbone, only then to slowly lower it back down towards earth again and repeat. For maximum relaxation throughout this exercise make sure your neck remains relaxed at all times.
10) Half Spinal Twist Or Ardha Matsyendrasana
Half spinal twist, also known as Ardha Matsyendrasana, is an excellent way to give your body an energy boost in the morning. Simply lie on your back with arms extended out from your sides. Bend right knee over body towards left side; turn head right side; take few deep breaths – repeat on other side; relax torso and spine throughout this exercise for optimal results! Exercising first thing can give your day a great headstart – simple exercises such as these help get things moving right from day one!