8 Energizing Yoga Poses with NOW Foods

Energize your morning with these 8 yoga poses; this 10-minute yoga flow for beginners will open hips, release shoulders, and increase blood flow to energize your body. 

8 Energizing Yoga Poses | www.nourishmovelove.com

I started my week with a Sunday night restorative yoga class which I haven’t done in ages. It was ah-maz-ing. I came home relaxed, smelling delicious {hello essential oils}, stretched out, restored, and ready to take on the week.

To be honest, I don’t do yoga daily, weekly, or even monthly. Yet, every time I take a yoga class I walk out thinking, ‘man, I need to do that more.’ 

So I’m sharing 8 energizing yoga poses in the form of a 10-minute yoga flow for beginners like myself. If you enjoy more fast-paced, strength and interval workouts like me, you can still find 10-minutes to start {pick up or end} your day refreshed and energized. 

To help you flip on the essential oil diffuser and roll out your yoga mat I’ve partnered with NOW Foods — a family-owned natural foods company that empowers people to lead healthier lives through vitamins, essential oils, beauty products, natural food, and more.

Learn more about the NOW Foods diffuser and clean air, energizing essential oils I’ve started adding to my at-home yoga practice below.

The Workout: 8 Energizing Yoga Poses + 10-Minute Yoga Flow for Beginners

Flow through these 8 energizing yoga poses on the right side of the body and then repeat on the left side. Repeat the entire sequence as many times as you’d like. I like to set a timer for 10-minutes, while my coffee is brewing in the French Press, and move through these poses one to two times on each side of the body. 

No equipment needed for this low-impact, bodyweight yoga flow besides an optional yoga mat.

  1. Mountain Pose + Open Arm Twist
  2. Forward Fold + Crouch + Curl
  3. Downdog + Plank
  4. Chaturanga + Updog
  5. Downdog + Crescent Lunge
  6. Standing Splits + Single Leg Mountain Pose
  7. Single Leg Mountain Pose + Dancers Pose
  8. Warrior I + Humble Warrior Chest Expansion

See video above for entire yoga flow and pose demonstration. 

Mountain Pose + Open Arm Twist

Mountain Pose and Open Arm Twist | Energizing Yoga Flow

Forward Fold + Crouch + Curl

Forward fold, crouch + curl | Energizing Yoga Flow

Downdog + Plank

Downdog and Plank | Energizing Yoga Flow

Chaturanga + Updog

Chaturanga and Updog | Energizing Yoga Flow

Downdog + Crescent Lunge

Downdog and crescent lunge | Energizing Yoga Flow

Standing Splits + Single Leg Mountain Pose

Standing Splits and Single Leg Mountain Pose | Energizing Yoga Flow

Single Leg Mountain Pose + Dancers Pose

Single Leg Mountain Pose and Dancers Pose | Energizing Yoga Flow

Warrior I + Humble Warrior Chest Expansion

Warrior I + Humble Warrior Chest Expansion | Energizing Yoga Flow

NOW Foods Clean Air, Energizing Essential Oils + Diffusers

I love diffusing essential oils at home mostly for the yummy scents, but aromatherapy is a time-honored tradition that’s been enhancing yoga practices for years.

Now Foods Essential Oils for Yoga

With green plants and cleaner indoor air rising as a wellness trend I’ve been diffusing a lot of air freshing oils.

Some of my favorite “purifying and cleansing” oils include:

But I’m not an essential oils expert or mixologist so I love that Now Foods has pre-mixed essential oil blends like this clear the air blend featuring peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, hyssop oil, and rosemary oil. In fact, Now Foods allows you to search oils via purpose — from oils that energize and uplift {which would also be great for this yoga flow} to relaxation oils and meditation oils.

Now Foods Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend

If you’re in need of a diffuser to complement your home, office, or workout space, I love this ultrasonic real bamboo essential oil diffuser. It has multiple timer settings and automatically shuts off which is great for this mom who tends to rush out the door.

And after back-to-back weekends at a hotel this winter, I love this portable usb ultrasonic oil diffuser.

Now Foods is my one-stop online shop for healthy living products — from essential oils + diffusers to natural foods that stock my pantry {learn more about my favorite NOW Foods pre-and-post workout snacks in this post}.

Now Foods Essential Oils

This is a sponsored post in partnership with NOW Foods. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make nourish move love and all the content you see on this blog possible. 

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2 comments
  1. This yoga flow was my absolute favorite! I went in excited to try a new flow and came out with clarity and the realization that I can do dancers pose ? Thank you so much!

    • Crystal! Thanks so much for giving this yoga flow a try, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and love that you landed dancers pose! Nice work! xo-Lindsey