5 Morning Yoga Poses to Begin Your Day

Mar 13, 2019

Ever wonder how it would feel like to relieve all your little to not-so-little physical pains and aggravations? Have you ever thought about soothing your mental agitation and afflictions, fulfil your spiritual wellbeing and a quality life? How are these things possible?

The best way to relieve yourself from these pains is through Yoga. Devote your time and show your dedication towards it.

Use the body, reach the mind, and heal the cores- the transformative benefits of yoga is all that it ensues as a consequence. Allowing yourself to be lured in by its health-reinforcing promises, find yourself easing, soothing, restoring and strengthening your physical being.

With prolonged practice, see it becoming an indispensable part of your life; working as a reviving and rejuvenating force in too many ways than you can count. With yoga as your guiding light, have yourself exploring the various layers and depths of your being, unleashing your full potential.

Your mind, body and soul; yoga reaches and replenishes your being in its entirety. In no time, you cannot agree more that, ‘Yoga is like music. It is the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.’

Here are the 5 yoga poses you should practice daily to begin your day.

Vrikshasna- The Tree Pose 

Vriksha means a tree. Stand in Tadasana. Bend the right knee and place the right heel at the root of the left thigh. Now, rest the foot on the left thigh and toes pointing downwards. Balancing on the left leg, join your palms and raise the arms straight over the head. Stay in this pose for a few seconds while breathing deeply. Then lower the arms and separate the palms, straighten the right leg and stand again in Tadasana. Repeat the pose, standing on the right leg.

The tree pose improves focus and concentration, strengthens the leg muscles and improves alignment, improves your balance and poise. This pose gives you a sense of grounding.

Caution: Not to be done by a person with knee and back injuries.

Bhujangasana- The Cobra Pose

Lie flat on the stomach with hands on either side of the chest next to the shoulders, inhale and lift the chest up towards the sky. Stay here and breathe, inhaling and exhaling deeply to open the chest. Exhale and lower the chest back to the ground. You can repeat the pose two or three times and then relax.

The posture is magical for an injured spine, and in the case of slight displacement of spinal discs, the practice of this pose replaces the discs in their original position. The spinal region in this pose is toned and the chest fully expanded.

Caution: Not to be done by a pregnant woman/ person having chronic disorders.

Makarasana- The Crocodile Pose

Lie on the ground face down, and both legs stretched out, catch the head with the arms or the face with the palms.

The crocodile pose is useful for people with back and shoulder problems. This asana can be done as a relaxation pose between other asanas or when you are tired. You can stay in this posture for a prolonged period of time if you are tired after a workout. It relaxes the spinal nerves allowing for natural realignment of the spine.

Adho Mukha Svanasana- Downward dog posture

Start on all fours, lower your head push with your hands, straightening the legs and slowly raise the hips and bring your body into an inverted V. Hold for 3 full breaths.

This pose stretches hamstrings, chest and lengthens the spine, providing additional blood flow to the head leaving you energized.

Caution: Not to be done by the person with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/ high BP/ shoulder dislocation/ detached retina.

Sashankasana- The rabbit pose

Sit in vajrasana, inhaling raise the arms, while exhaling bend forward [arms should remain straight and near the ears], place forehead and forearms on the ground.

Breathe normally 10 times, slowly come back while inhaling, bring down hands and place on thighs. It can be repeated around 5 times.

The rabbit pose relaxes the pelvis and improves reproductive health, aids in digestion and relieves constipation.

Caution: - To be avoided by a person with spinal disc herniation, vertigo, and high BP.

These 5 yoga postures will help you to concentrate and keeps you fit and energetic the whole day. So try to devote your time and try to keep yourself away from any afflictions.

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