5 Instant Energy Boosters

5 Instant Energy Boosters

#1 – Knee Drives

Begin in an upright standing position with your legs shoulder-width apart, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Engage your core and drive one knee up towards your chest as you counter the movement by raising your opposite arm. Lower your leg and arm back down to return to the starting position. Repeat the movement on the opposite side. Alternate back and forth.

Knee Drives

Knee Drives

#2 – Jumping Jacks

Begin in an upright standing position, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Tighten your abdominal area and jump up, landing with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart and your arms overhead. Jump back to the starting position and repeat the movement.Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

Alternative Movement:

Begin in an upright standing position, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Engage your core and step to one side as you raise both hands overhead. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite side.

Alternative Movement

Alternative Movement

#3 – Curtsy Lunges

Begin in an upright standing position, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Tighten your core, bring one leg behind the other, then lower your back knee into a curtsy lunge. Raise back up to return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite side.Curtsy Lunges

Curtsy Lunges

#4 – Good Mornings

Begin in an upright standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Engage your core. Bend through your hips and knees to move into a half-squat while extending both arms behind your seat. Raise back up and extend your arms overhead. Repeat the movement.

Good Mornings

Good Mornings

#5 – Lunge and Reach

Begin in an upright standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Engage your core. Take a big step back with one foot and drop your back knee down towards the ground. Extend one arm overhead and bend your upper body to the opposite side, reaching over your head with your arm. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite side.

Lunge and Reach

Lunge and Reach

For a yoga sequence that you can do every morning for energy, make sure to check out 12 Yoga Poses to Wake Up Energized and Start Your Day Off Feeling Fresh!

12 Yoga Poses