We think of yoga as being soothing and relaxing, but it can be incredibly energizing, too. Yoga works on unblocking stuck blocks of energy along the spine. Active poses that stimulate the blood flow through the body — particularly those that gently stretch the spine — can help combat fatigue and boost energy.
Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning “snake” or “serpent” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or “seat”. From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted. Bhujangasana may strengthen the spine, stretch the chest, shoulders, and abdomen, firm the buttocks, and relieve stress and fatigue. Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a backbending yoga posture that opens the entire front side of the body. It is an intermediate level back-bending yoga posture known to open Anahata (Heart chakra). This yoga posture adds flexibility and strength to the body and also helps in improving digestion.
Tadasana is a basic standing posture that is a great foundation for many asanas. It creates space in the spine allowing the body to work more efficiently and with more ease. This posture replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree. Unlike most yoga poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open in order to maintain body balance.
In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge pose. This rejuvenating backbend will open your chest up and keep your spine flexible. Setu Bandhasana will also help to prepare you for more intense backbends. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress.
Chakrasana or the wheel pose is a backward bending yoga asana. This asana is so named because the body takes the shape of a circle – or a semi-circle. The asana is very similar to the gymnastic back-bend. It is a very good asana for improving the elasticity of the spinal cord. Chakrasana strengthens the back and abdominal muscles. It tones the organs in the abdomen including the digestive, excretory and reproductive organs.