Mornings are hard, we admit it! Don’t get us wrong, some people are amazing at waking up with a bright and early start, ready to attack the day, but whatever type of morning person you are, this 10-minute yoga routine can work for you. From the comfort of your own home and even your pajamas, this brief sequence will not only wake up your body but your mind as well.
If you are one of those people who like to snooze your alarm until the very last available minute, there is nothing to worry about. It may seem daunting but actually, working out in the morning will give you more energy than that extra time in bed.
Ready? Let’s go!
Starting with the child’s pose, get into position and move your hands away from you until your forehead is naturally resting on the ground. Take a big, deep and steady breath and repeat five times, allow yourself this time to let go of any thoughts in your head.
Rise out of Child’s Pose with your shoulders and hips stacked on top of your wrists and knees. Keep your vision toward the ground.
Push the middle of your back towards the sky and tuck your chin in.
Drop your back, arching it as you raise your head towards the sky.
Downward Facing Dog
Moving your hands forwards, raise your hips into the air, you can keep your legs straight or bent, whichever is comfortable for you. Ground through the fingers, using them to steady your body and use your breath. Take five breaths and focus on the movement of your body.
Walk your feet forward until they reach your hands, again, you can do this with bent knees if needed. Place your stomach as close to your legs as possible, being aware of the tension your body feels. Again, take five breaths.
Bring your body up so that your arms are reaching for the stars, stand as tall as you can with soft shoulders. Take five breaths, close your eyes and set your goals for the coming day.