For some of us, mornings are dragging that tempts us to stay in bed rather than burn our bums or stretch our muscles for some quick workouts. If you find it hard to squeeze workout in your morning routine, below are some quick yoga techniques you can do in the morning to boost your mood and have a positive attitude:
Kick start your morning with this relaxing pose. Start by kneeling on the floor and touch your big toes together. Sit on your heels and separate your knees about as wide as your hips. Lay your torso between your thighs. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis, lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso, palms up and release the front of your shoulders to the floor. You can easily find this pose in the best yoga dvd.
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If you find some pose hard to follow, purchasing some yoga DVDs such as The Ultimate Yoga DVD or enrolling in a yoga class corrects your posture. Stand straight and step your feet a foot or two apart and exhale and hinge at your hips. Let your knees bend slightly as your body moves in a relaxed standing forward bend. Hang your hands loosely like a rag doll, letting your head hang heavy and arms dangle down. Clasp your elbow with your hand and let your neck get long, lengthening your hamstrings.
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Downward Facing Dog
Squeezing this easy pose for your morning yoga routine keeps you alert the whole day. Start on all fours with your hands down firmly on the floor, fingers spread and base of index grounded. Your upper arms and shoulders should be rotated outwards while your forearms rotating in. Push the floor away from you, lift your hips and push yourself back in the down dog pose. Keep your knees bent to lengthen the spine and take the hips up and away. Straighten your leg while keeping the length in the spine. Take the tops of your thighs and knee back.
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Seated Spinal Twist
Sit on the floor with legs extended and cross right foot over outside of left thigh. Cross your right foot over outside of left thigh. Bend your left knee and right knee pointed to your ceiling. Place your left elbow to the outside of right knee and right hand on the floor. Twist right as far as you can and move from your abdomen. Keep both sides of your butt on the floor and switch sides.
Wide-Legged Forward Fold
Otherwise known as forward bend, this pose stretches your hamstrings, calves and thighs. Stand with 3 feet apart with your hands on hips. Inhale and then exhale and hinge forward from the hips until your chest is parallel to the floor. Your hands should be on the floor directly under shoulders. Exhale and bend your elbows. Deepen the through lowering your head to your floor. Make your palms press down and upper arms parallel to the floor. Hold the position for one minute.
Practicing yoga in the morning is great if you are a morning person, because of the fresher air and the newly produced oxygen. So after one month of waking up earlier five times a week to perform simple exercises and poses such as downward dog and just reaching to touch your toes.
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Practice when your body feels flexible, because there are times in the day when your body may feel stiff, which is not a good time for yoga.
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