Being a working mom and fitness professional is amazing; but also exhausting!. I feel like I am constantly on the move, which I love, it can just be very taxing on my body. I feel like my energy is sometimes drained after teaching my Peloton classes and then being a mom to my three boys. I’ve started to look for ways to keep me going naturally. I try and meditate every day, do yoga and deep breathing. I also run around the house and the park which helps!
Yoga Poses For An Extra Energy Boost
Easy Pose With a Backbend
Adding a backbend to your Easy Pose (sukhasana) is a great way to energize a seated posture. I like to do this pose after meditation to lift my spirits and brighten my day.
Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute)
This pose can be very uplifting and energizing. It helps to combat stiffness, and is a great pose to do when you get out of bed in the morning.
This gentle backbend will not only give you energy; but also strengthen your back muscles. I love to do this as a warm-up as well in my sun salutations before moving in to full upward dog pose.
This energizing pose is awesome for the back body and for posture. You can practice this pose if you are looking to strengthen your back, hamstrings, and glutes.
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When I really need a pick me up I have started drinking BRWD Refreshing Energy Drink. It is an energy drink with ancient grains, naturally sourced ingredients and light caffeine levels to energize in a responsible way while providing a refreshing, everyday lift. The secret is in the brewing process. BRWD Refreshing starts with a naturally sourced malt base brewed much like your favorite icy cold beer (without the alcohol and fermentation, of course).
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One of my favorite energizing moments is when I pick up Timothy from school. I can really connect with him the most and we can just truly be with each other. I get a few minutes to chat with him and see the world through his eyes.
CHERRY + RHUBARB- A delicious blend rounded out with a clean, refreshing finish.
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I love the citrus, it tastes so refreshing and is great to drink on a cold or warm day! I have to say I was a bit skeptical of the drink before I tried, as I thought it would have too much sugar; but it turns out it is the perfect combination of flavor! I also love BRWD Refreshing mission to build a business that energizes and enables you to be your best. That is something I can stand by! BRWD Refreshing was also co-founded by a successful career professional and a female entrepreneur. They aim to support the development and professional advancement of women. Enabling women everywhere to OWN YOUR MOMENT!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!