5 Best Poses for Your Morning Yoga Routine
It is true that we can be most productive in the morning, but the effect is multiplied in many fields if we start the day with morning yoga routine. This way we work on our health as a whole, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Many medical studies have shown that applying yoga morning exercises to a greater extent improves circulation, joint flexibility, and the work of internal organs. We will gently wake up the body and soul, massage the organs, and get rid of excess toxins. Yoga morning stretches in practice have proven to be very effective because they prepare the body for the coming day and harmonize the body’s work according to the rhythm of nature.
These yoga stretches will help you start the day energized, with a good balance and a calm mind. If you get up often in the morning tired and without the desire to get out of bed, you can reverse the rhythm. You will need a little space, goodwill, and about 20 minutes of free time to do these five yoga stretches.
Cat-cow pose – Marjaryasana-Bitilasana
Place your hands and knees on the floor, and make sure that your wrists are straight below your shoulders and your knees are straight below your hips.
As you inhale, bend down the spine, lift your head and tailbone, so that the gaze is directed upwards.
As you exhale, round your spine up towards the ceiling and turn your head back down so that your chin touches your chest. Continue this stretch by being guided by breathing and feeling completely relaxed. Repeat it at least 5 times.
Cobra pose – Bhujangasana
Lie on your stomach on the ground, place your elbows under your shoulders, and keep them close to your body. Keep the legs together. When inhaling, lift your chin slightly upwards and lift your upper body so that your pelvis is against the floor. Slightly bent your elbows. Raise your chest to the ceiling and hold the position for two minutes breathing evenly, then get back down while exhaling.
Downward-facing dog pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana
Begin with your hands and knees on the floor, your hips above your knees and shoulders above your wrists. Bring your palms slightly forwards of your shoulders and push back through your hands to lift your hips up and straighten your legs. In this exercise, it is most important that your hips are raised high Stretch your back and sink your heels toward the floor while your shoulders and head are relaxed.
Be sure to keep your weight mainly on your feet, and breathe 5-10 times, maintaining this position.
Triangle pose – Trikonasana
Stand up straight and spread your legs. Open the right foot on the outside with your heel facing centrally towards the other foot. Spread your arms parallel to the ground and while inhaling, lean on the right and turn your body towards the ground with the right hand touching the floor or your ankle. At the same time, you raise your left arm reaching toward the ceiling and gently turn your head to gaze at your left fingertips. Your left shoulder should be directly above your right shoulder. Stretch your body as much as you can, take a few slow breaths, and then change your posture on the other side. This one is amazing for your yoga morning routine.
Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana
Stand up straight and as you exhale, lean forward. Place the tips of your fingers or palms in front of the feet or on either side of them, without bending your knees. You can also catch the backs of the ankles. If you cannot do any of these positions, grasp your elbows with your palms. Relax your neck and head and try to stay 1-2 minutes, then exhaling, slowly get back up.
These exercises do not require any special training or knowledge. The most important thing during the applying yoga morning stretches is to open our body to the movements to get more harmony and balance with the natural rhythm of the day. Many people who have been practicing yoga for a long time believe that morning yoga have a beneficial effect on the whole organism, protecting it from stress and depression. If you really are not the morning type or have not yet tried to be, we encourage you to at least give it a try. Try incorporating morning yoga into your daily routine for a week or a month and you will surely find more positive reasons than the ones we have already listed