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Energizing & Gentle Morning Yoga

What is the best yoga you can do in the morning?

Today, we have an Energizing Morning Yoga practice. A practise that it will wake you up and heat your entire body. This yoga practice stretches and strengthens the big muscles of your body with a strong focus on your breath and correct body alignment. It is recommended an Intermediate level to practise this video.

We will work the core and your arm muscles. We will wake up the legs, do a little spinal flex and twists, and of course bring attention to your breath.

Take a second before you begin the practice to just kind of get comfortable to have your coffee brewing, or your tea brewing, to take a sip of water, and just really jump into this mindfully, so it’s more than just exercise even though we are going to get a little bit of a workout today. It is recommended to do the practise before eating your breakfast.

Get your workout in early (between 7 am and 9 am), connect to your breath, be mindful and find what feels good. Adjust or avoid some moves (asanas) if they are not right for you.

Here is a Gentle Morning Yoga practice. This practise is recommended for beginners or for anyone who feels like having an easy wake up.

You can interchange them whenever you have time, moving from energizing morning yoga to a more gentle morning practice just to find that balance, which is what our Yoga practice is all about. Bringing balance in your life.

Every day is a new day and you will feel completely different each day, so why not try both?

Can I do yoga right after walking up?

You might not even realize it, but it's pretty likely that you've adopted a quirky little habit in your morning routine: Immediately upon opening your eyes, you mindlessly start scrolling through your phone and checking notifications that accumulated overnight. Ring a bell? You're definitely not alone, but if you're trying to break your a.m. screen-staring fest, the best time to do yoga might just be right when you wake up, so you can fill your body and mind with loads of good energy, instead of jealousy, or angst, or annoyance, or anything else that scrolling through Instagram or Twitter might make you feel.

Doing yoga in the morning creates an incredibly high vibration of energy throughout your entire being that will stay with you all day long.

Doing yoga first thing in the morning can be a great way to remind yourself to set an intention each day, one that's centered around cultivating the productivity and mental clarity you need to accomplish all your goals for the day ahead.

On the physical front, if you've developed any stiffness in your muscles overnight, a morning yoga flow will easily take care of that. Plus, the outlet notes, getting some movement in before you eat breakfast will do wonders for your digestion.

Should I do yoga every morning?

You know your body best. However, as a general rule of thumb, a healthy practice for vinyasa yoga is usually around 3-5 times a week. This gives you adequate time for rest. Rest is crucial to recover, get stronger and maintain your health.

Is 20 minutes of yoga a day enough exercise?

A 2012 study of over 1000 yoga students found that it was the frequency of their home yoga practice that favourably predicted different health measures such as levels of mindfulness, subjective well-being, BMI, fruit and vegetable consumption, vegetarian status, sleep, and fatigue. This frequency of practice appeared to have a greater effect than the number of years they had practiced or how many studio classes they attended.

Another study of over 700 people found that practising just 12 minutes of yoga poses either daily or every other day improved their bone health. And another small scale study found that 20 mins of yoga improved focus and working memory.

And of course yoga isn’t just another form of exercise. It also includes the meditative aspects and breathing techniques so we need to look at its broader benefits. According to Headspace, the meditation app, much of the recent research into the the optimal time to meditate suggests that frequency is more important than duration. So that, meditating for 10 minutes a day, every day of the week, is likely to be far more beneficial than 70 minutes on one day of the week.

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