Morning Yoga can help relieve stress, improve concentration and focus, and boost energy. Even a few minutes in the morning can boost your immune system and improve your mood. Even though morning yoga has many benefits, some people feel they need more time to practice or the energy or enthusiasm for it. Designing a morning routine that is enjoyable, rewarding, and effective is essential. These morning yoga tips can help you maximize your benefits and get excited about your practice as soon as you wake up.
Most of these morning yoga tips can be used at home or in a yoga studio. Select the information that best suits your lifestyle and needs. These morning yoga tips are worth bookmarking or printing out to refer to when building a solid morning routine. These tips should soon become second nature to you.
Prepare the night before
Include a few morning preparation tasks in your evening routine. You will be more likely to make it to your class if you make less effort to prepare. You can practice at home with an online course or your routine. Make sure you have all your equipment and space ready. Your yoga mat should be rolled out. Choose the morning Yoga video you want to use, and set it to play on your device.
Avoid eating heavy meals late at night the night before, as this will make you feel heavy and dizzy. You should go to bed early to ensure a restful night of sleep. This will help you to be refreshed when you begin your morning Yoga routine.
Before you go to sleep, set an intention that will help you awaken with a positive mindset. You can link this to your goals or the benefits you hope to gain from your yoga practice. You can also imagine yourself waking up early and practicing yoga.
Realistic goals and expectations
Your morning plan should be realistic and based on clear, actionable goals. You may be setting yourself up for failure if you set too high goals. You might feel disempowered and bored by achieving fewer plans too quickly if you have fewer plans. Your first goal might be to perform five Sun Salutations without stopping. Your second goal could be to hold every posture for four deep breaths. Make sure your goals are SMART.
Visualize the benefits
Mentally practice the rewards you will get as you prepare for your morning workout. This will help you to stay motivated and achieve your goal of a fantastic day. Use these mental benefits to boost your motivation and help you get through your preparations for class or your mat.
Shower to wake up
Showering or splashing water on your face can help you wake up and refresh before your yoga class. Pouring before a workout might seem strange, but it will help you feel fresh and hygienic.
Water is a great way to hydrate your body before you start practicing. Fresh lemon juice in water helps flush out toxins from your body and boosts your energy for the morning.
Enjoy a snack
If you feel hungry or have low blood sugar, you can eat a small snack before getting on your mat. You can also try a morning Smoothie or fruit with small amounts of seeds and nuts. Keep your snack light, small, and easy to digest.
Take it slowly
You may not jump into a class right away when you wake up. Your body will probably still be stiff from sleeping. Take it easy in the morning while your brain is still recovering and your body is still heavy from drowsiness. Set your alarm for a few extra minutes so you won’t feel rushed to get to your mat.
Could you keep it simple and short
Your morning yoga session should be short. The ideal length of your morning yoga practice is 15-30 minutes. Doing a long practice before your day has even begun is not advisable. Quick, short practices can be an excellent way to prepare yourself and your mind for a long work day. Doing only a few sun salutations makes your practice less effective. This is a difficult balance, so try different things and see what you like.
Select a time and location that is convenient for you
Try to practice your morning yoga in the same space or room where you perform your daily workout. You will feel a sense of continuity and stay on track. Be sure to choose a quiet place, free of distractions. Search for a location that is clean and clutter-free. Avoid areas with high traffic or where there are many people. You will be able to concentrate more and practice in a peaceful environment.
Keep it Interesting
Repeating the same morning routine will make your body sluggish and bored. Change it up once or twice a week. Mix it up with a range of morning yoga poses and different yoga techniques. Try some sun salutations on one day and pranayama breath exercises on the next. Try a new asana each month to keep it interesting. You can add or remove practices to keep your passion for yoga.
Practice with a friend
It’s fun to practice with a friend, and it makes you feel great. You don’t want to leave your friend hanging when you commit to practice together.
Sign up for the morning yoga challenge
You can add challenges to your daily routine to keep it exciting and motivate you. Yoga challenges can be found on Instagram, Youtube, or at your local studio. You can also create your own. It would be best if you chose a realistic challenge that suits your fitness level and experience. Start with a seven-day challenge, then work up to 30 or even 40 days.