Mood Boosting Tips: Yoga Poses, Mantras and Breathing for More Energy and Joy

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Feeling a little drained lately? Let's get you going again with some quick yoga tips to boost your mood.

I've curated a couple of my favorite yogic "uppers" to help pull you out of the mental, emotional and physical funk that is creeping into our daily lives. My hope is that these will help you process, but also bring you joy - even if only for a couple moments. You deserve those moments my friend.

Mood Boosting Pranayama

Pranayama is the Sanskrit word for breath control and a powerful yoga technique to reduce stress and balance the mind. Below are two of my favorite uplifting breathing techniques to use whenever you need a little pick-me-up!

Breath of Joy is perfect to give you that quick boost of refreshing energy during a long day pouring through emails or after a boring webinar. Watch the video below from my Real Mindful email course to learn it!

 

Alternate Nostril Breathing is great when you need to refocus your mind and center. It also gets the sinus drainage going, so be ready! Watch my video below to learn how.

 

3 Joyful Mantras

Mantras are words or phrases that resonate with you to help create a mental or emotional shift in your life. They are perfect focal points for a meditation and can be used to invoke any feeling. Below are three of my favorites to draw more joy into your life!

I am inspired
I am supported in my efforts today
I carry joy with me wherever I go
Use them as the focus of your next meditation, repeating them as you breathe. You can also print them out or write them on Post-Its to place around your space. Repeat them three times to yourself whenever you see them to imprint those joyful thoughts into your mind, body and spirit.

Build Your Energy With Asana

Inversions, twists and poses that stretch your chest (heart openers) are wonderful to practice when you need a little more "oomph" in your mood. Here are some of my favorites:
  • Bridge or Wheel
  • Floor Bow
  • Half Pigeon with a quad stretch or Mermaid
  • Cow
  • Downward Facing Dog
  • Revolved Crescent

 

 

About the Author:

 

Tiffany Lord yoga for headaches guruTiffany Lord is a private yoga coach, founder of Love + Asana and resident instructor for the International Headache Center. Her passion is helping people reconnect to their bodies for more strength, flexibility and confidence with a personalized approach to movement & mindfulness. She truly believes whether you feel "out of shape" from persistent pain, past injuries or a stressful life change, you can feel better and live the life you want with yoga.


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