5 Yoga Poses You Should Be Doing Every Morning
What really matters is how you start your day. The first hours of the day are actually extremely important, since they lay the foundation for everything you do that day.
No matter where you are in the world, most of us start our day in the same way — we wake up, grab a cup of coffee and sit down to check our email. But if you want to lead a more productive and energetic day, why not try starting with something different? Before you reach for that first cup of coffee or tea, why not try move and stretch your body and take a few minutes for yourself. It’s the perfect way to start your day, boost your productivity and set yourself up for success throughout the day.
Morning Yoga Sequence
These 5 yoga poses can be done every morning and will leave you feeling energised, focused and ready for the day ahead.
- Wake up your spine with cat and cow flow. Move mindfully connecting breath and movement. Do it with closed eyes and pay attention to the internal sensations.
- After completing a few rounds of cat-cow, lie on your stomach and establish a good foundation for cobra pose. Engage the back muscles without squeezing them. In yoga, the back body represents the universal – community – strong sense of community (strength of the back body) allows you to express yourself and serve the world in your unique way (opening your heart in cobra).
- Transition to downward facing dog and take a moment to find your breath and anchor your energy into the Earth through your hands and feet.
- When you are ready, move to plank. Align your shoulders with your wrists, engage your core, press your thighs away from the floor, reach forward through the crown of your head and feel confident in your body and mind knowing that you can tackle your daily activities with ease.
Try to create a routine where you dedicate some time in the morning to yourself. These few simple yoga poses will help you align your body, balance your breath, and clear your mind. If you do them right in the morning, you’ll be ready for whatever the day may bring.
Morning Yoga Classes at The Elbowroom
At the Elbowroom we offer a wide range of morning yoga classes. There is something for early risers as well as those who enjoy staying in bed a little longer. Click here to view our schedule and book your class.