Do you ever wonder how some of your best girlfriends, peers and co-workers have so much spunk and energy so early in the morning? Maybe coffee runs in their blood 24/7, but there’s also a chance there’s another explanation. And I’ll tell you what it is – MORNING YOGA! Yep, morning yoga is the secret to all of your worries. Okay, maybe not all of them, but it’ll definitely help spice up your morning routine! Even on those cold, cold mornings where you can barely drag yourself out of bed, you can still get your yoga on. All you need is a mat, some calming music, and some motivation! Here are some morning yoga poses that will take less than 20 minutes every morning and get you energized and ready for your day.
Start with both feet flat on the ground, with a little bit of space in between your legs. Cross your right foot over your leg, right across your left knee. In other words, create a triangle with your right foot touching your left knee. Hold for a minute or two, then switch legs.
This pose will be mostly laying on the floor. With your left leg, lay it completely flat, behind your torso. With your right leg, bend your knee, creating a triangle. Your right foot should be touching the top of your leg. Place your arms at a 90-degree angle in front of you. Hold this position for as long as you can, then switch legs.
Side Lunge Stretch
For this pose, it’s a twist on the classic lunge! Start with your right leg bent forward and your left leg stretched out similar to the above. Bend your torso forward and fold your hands together. Hold this position for as long as you can, then switch to the left leg bent forward.
This is a classic yoga pose. Similar to the last pose, but with your feet spread wider apart. Spread your feet a foot or so apart from each other and completely lean forward spreading out your arms as well. This is stretching your body, so your feet and hands should be very far apart from each other.
Split Leg Forward Fold
For this pose, spread your feet as far apart as you can from each other. Bend over and touch the back of your knees with your hands. Hold this pose for at least a few minutes, but make sure not to strain your leg muscles or cause yourself pain!
This position is super easy! Keep your legs straight and bend forward, trying to touch your toes. Hold this position as long as you can, without straining your muscles.
Tuck both your calves under your thighs and stretch your hands as far as they will go, in front of your head. Hold this pose for as long as you can and repeat as many times as you would like.
And there you have it! These are excellent morning yoga poses, perfect for the beginner. As a busy mom, you want to have it all. We don’t have all the answers, but do have some great solutions to big problems we all face. What are some of your favorite morning yoga poses? Leave your comments below!