Gentle Morning Yoga PracticeSimilar to the gradual rising of the sun, it's vital for us to ease into the new day. By inviting this gentle morning yoga flow into your morning routine, you're helping to bridge the gap between your asleep state and your awakened state. The slow and intentional movements will help your body open and your mind sharpen. To elevate your morning yoga practice, take 1 tsp of Chyawanprash to amplify your bodily function and clear your mind. Learn why Yogis love taking Chyawanprash. Try these yoga poses for a gentle start to your day. Spend 1-minute on each pose.
Cat & cowCat and cow pose are gentle on the spice and are a great way to ease into the day. The slow spinal movements awaken the spine for more flexibility and fluid movement throughout the day.
Thread the needle (R+L)In our modern world, many adults are working on their computers all day. Thread the needle yoga posture to open the chest, shoulders and relieve tension in the upper back and neck. Be sure to breathe deeply and hold each side for roughly the same amount of time.
Downward dogDownward dog is a great gentle morning yoga pose because it helps clear the mind, further easing that transition from night today. It's a power pose that strengthens the body and stimulates blood circulation without being too intense for the morning.
Rag doll - standing forward foldRag doll relieves any stiffness from sleep and reduces stress, helping you to feel grounded and connected.
Mountain pose + side body stretch and hold (R+L)Elongate your spine and invite more fluidity into your gentle morning yoga practice with mountain pose and side body stretches. After you're warmed up, consider this faster flow to energize your day.
Morning Journaling for a Positive DayTaking 5-minutes to journal after your gentle morning yoga practice can further clear any brain fog and call in your day's focus, like positivity, kindness, or curiosity. Yoga and journaling create a gentle barrier that keeps stress levels down, so your system is not overly stimulated, making you feel calm and confident for the day ahead. Morning journaling can also help you see a new perspective. You may choose one or two journal prompts per day to focus on. Allow your mind to be at ease. There is no pressure during your gentle morning time, and if you wish to journal on something else, please do.
- How do I feel right now?
- How do I want to feel?
- What are three things I'm grateful for?
- How do I want to feel at the end of the day?
- What is one thing I wish to accomplish today?
- How can I set myself up for success to achieve my goals today?
- What is one piece of advice I can give myself today?