As we wake up each day, a lot of things we do are mostly automated behavioural patterns. This behaviour patterns trace back to the childhood and the surroundings we are brought up in. If we were taught then, we are still able to teach ourselves now. Why not to teach yourself to start the day with a wakeup call, that sends vital energy to our body and mind? The amount of benefits we would reap is more then is flexibility and a constant state of mindfulness which are absolutely essential for our well-being during the day.
Providing you would like to learn how adapt these things in your life, this article will give you some great recommendations.
Chi exercises for everyone
There are various exercise out there that can be performed. Some may take little of your time while others are more time-demanding. Your choice will certainly depend on how much time you want to spend on this.
This includes simple chi exercise which is Tai-chi to physically heavy to simple meditations. They alone can set you off for the day with right state of mind.
A short exercise to fuel your day
We are all busy and usually do not tend to spend more hours on exercises on the morning. If this is true for you as well, you might be interested in trying these simple exercises which can help you out immensely and will not take much of your time.
This exercise may require between 15 and 20 minutes of your time.
Prepare for your morning flow
You can lay out your yoga mat on outside or inside, whatever you prefer. Wherever it may be, first sit down on the mat with your knees bent under you and absorb the world within and then around you. Really feel the connection within and without, inside and outside. Then perform 1 to 5 count inhalation with a second pause and 1 to 7 count of exhalation with a second pause in between. Repeat it a couple of times. Pay close attention to your breathing while you do this.
Exercises to include into your practice
Then relax and bring your palm together against each other in front of you. Keep it upright and slowly begin to lift your hand over your head and keep your palms upright. Hold this position for few seconds to maximum a minute. Breathe deep and slowly as you are in this position. Bring the hand down in a slow motion.
Next, bend down with your arms stretched out forth and gently stretch as much as you can. As if you are trying to separate your spine but without any violent force. Keep it there for 20 seconds to a min as you wish. Then gradually get back to your sitting position.
Now, get on to your fours which is on your hands and knees. You will mostly focus on your palm now and set yourself on a gentle rotation clock and anti-clockwise. Now turn your hand towards you, fingers pointing at you and lift your palm up with the fingers grounded on the floor. Hold it there for few seconds and get back to your initial position and relax.
If you have heard of a cobra pose, perform a cobra pose for 20 seconds to a minute as you wish. Then lay there for a moment. Now gather yourself and lift your mass up on your hand and feet and hold on to this positon for 10 to 15 seconds. Later on you can adjust these times according to your needs.
These simple exercises can boost your energy making you absolutely ready for the day. This is certainly a way better than not doing these exercise at all.
One thought on “Yoga for your morning flow”
Yoga is undeniably underrated. I adore the feeling after good joga session at the morning. My body and mind is on fire.
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