The EMYoga Wake Up is the foundational practice to get the energies of your body moving forward, and crossing over: the two most important directions of energy in the body. It acts as a stand-alone practice, and is a way to start understanding how energy works in the body. In an EMYoga class, we always begin practice with this routine. It is one of the best ways to start changing your energy patterns to work for you. It takes only a couple of minutes, and should be done daily.


Founder & Creator, EMYoga

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker is the author of The Energy to Heal, coming in May, 2022 (Llewellyn). She previously published, Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). Both books won the Nautilus Silver award for best Mind/Body publication. She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997 and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally and has been featured many times in Yoga Journal, MantraMagazine, Yoga Digest, and published a feature article about her yoga work in The New York Times. In 2016 she was named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America. For more of her work, see