Did you know Yoga can boost your metabolism? Give these poses a try!
Physical: Stretches the back, chest, and hips; strengthens the legs and core.
Emotional: Strength, grounding, confidence.
Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
Not only does this backbend boost metabolism, it boosts energy levels. It also strengthens the muscles in your legs and lower back while opening up your chest and elongating your spinal column.Benefits:
Physical: Opens chest and shoulders; Strengthens back of body
Emotional: Uplifting, invigorating
Like most back bends, this pose helps boost energy and keep your metabolism burning strong. Bow strengthens your back muscles and opens up and stretches the front of your body.
Physical: Keeps spine supple; tones core; massages back muscles; stimulates endocrine, respiratory, reproductive, and circulatory systems.
Emotional: Decreases laziness
This pose builds strong, lean leg muscles, energizes the entire body and helps with digestion.
Physical: Strengthens abdominals; opens upper back; strengthens ankle, knee, and thigh of standing leg
Emotional: Cultivates balance, focus and steadiness
This pose strengthens your legs and stretches your hips; it also gets your heart rate up, which helps speed up your metabolism.
Physical: Stretches hip flexors, builds leg strength, integrates whole body
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
This gentle inversion works with gravity to open your entire chest and shoulder area. This pose massages the thyroid gland. (Your thyroid makes the hormones that regulate your metabolism.)
Physical: Strengthens neck and back; builds wrist flexibility; tones spine; opens chest, hips, and front of thighs
This inversion increases circulation in your thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands. This helps send out feel-good endorphins and hormones throughout your body; this balances your metabolic system.
Physical: Strengthens upper back, shoulders, abs, neck, and arms; opens shoulders and upper back