5 reasons to practice yoga in the morning

# 365 days year resolution 

“Make yoga a morning habit and part of your morning ritual and feel the difference it makes to your day.”

Here are 5 reasons why…

1.Set your intention 

In the morning the first thing to do is to set the mood of the day and where to focus your energy. In the beginning of our yoga class we set an intention for the practice. This could be anything from to practice with kindness towards the body if its feeling tired, to breath more deeply and slowly so you can be in tune with your life force – prana energy, another could be to practice focusing the mind into stillness, or an intention to bring a new perspective to your yoga practice like stepping out your comfort zone to develop self-trust and confidence.Whatever you choose your intention to be try to reflect your needs and wants of the present time and trust that it has a tremendous ability to shape the rest of your day,and will give you the amount of energy throughout the hours that follow.

2.Salute the Sun

There is nothing more powerful and energizing from our primary source of light, the sun.When we turn to feel the amazing grace at our closest star , we may see nothing more than a big yellow ball. Looking at the sun  and for thousands of years , the Hindus have revered the sun, which they call Surya, as both the physical and spiritual heart of our world and the creator of all life itself .

The Surya Namaskar Sun Salutation are movements asanas linked together and they form a breath and movement flow to set the rhythm of our yoga practice .They are performed at the beginning of each of the yoga practice and the benefits that we gain on the physical part is  that we are warming up and stretching the body in different directions in relation with the gravity to feel the muscles ligaments and joints working to prepare for the yoga class.

Traditionally, the practice of Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) was performed at sunrise, as a way to greet the sun and the arrival of a new day. By being aware of the rhythms of the natural world and practicing as the sun rises, we tap into our own natural rhythms too.

3. Breathe Here Now to Be Here Now

Breath awareness – concentrating on each inhale and exhale and noticing the quality of the breath and the natural flow and rhythm of the breath – is an instant way to bring us into the present moment

While thoughts and ruminations are often nothing to do with the situation right in front of us, the breath is a reminder of something that is real, something that it here and now. Movements within a yoga practice are almost always initiated by an inhale or exhale, so by moving with the breath, we move into the present moment. A shallow breath, held high up in the chest indicates stress and also activates the body’s stress response, whereas deeper ‘belly breathing’ where the abdomen is allowed to expand and relax with the breath, calms the nervous system and brings the body and mind into the present resulting in  a far more relaxed state of being. If breath awareness can become a habit, we’ll eventually be able to use it instantly through the day to become more aware and alive.

4.Boost Brainpower

Waking up every day and trying to maintain a focused mind may not be something that we’are all accustomed, and morning yoga it is significantly beneficial for heightening our productivity and alertness throughout the rest of the day. If difficult to concentrate on your daily responsibilities ,spend some time practicing breath awareness and few mildly challenging yoga postures , and your mind will have woken up in no time!

5.Become a morning person

If you’re not the type to jump out of bed to greet the new day, then this new habit could make you one…! A dedicated morning practice allows those of us who could quite easily sleep the day away to make the most of this time when it otherwise may have gone to waste. Just as it’s the yoga postures we enjoy the least that we really need to practice, it’s the disciplines we wouldn’t usually choose that could really serve us the most. Life is short and it’s a pretty precious thing, so rather than sleeping in and wasting the day, make a habit of getting up a little earlier to re-introduce yourself to the morning time.

#daily morning mood 

“Lets have a wonderful early morning yoga class and feel the vibrant energy and the positive vibes of the practice through out the whole day !!!!”

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