Whenever you wake up in the morning, there is always a lazy feeling that lingers with you. It makes you want to sleep a while longer or just not do anything. That is the perfect time to bring in yoga poses that can awaken your mind.
Since these are easy to do poses, you do not have to strain yourself and you also do not require any complicated gear; just your bed or the floor. By calming your mind with meditative elements of yoga, you ensure that your days start off on the right note.
This pose is the easiest of all and a favorite of many. Simply lie down, with your hands spread out close to your sides, with your head facing up and your legs spread out flat. Simply put, just lie on your back and relax. While in that position, inhale deeply and then exhale.
This helps you get in tune with your body and release any stress from a strenuous or troubled sleep. It helps to centralize mental energy and get in tune with the body.
The Wind Releasing Pose
This is a pose is great for those who have back pain or digestive problems. However, the pose is ideal for helping you get started on your morning routine.
This pose can be taken as a progression from the Savasana pose. Bend the knee of one of your legs and clasp it with both hands while pulling it close to your rib cage. Do this while your other leg is still spread out flat. Pull the bent leg while moving it towards your shoulder to avoid hurting your rib cage. Repeat the process with the other foot. Do this while breathing in the air whenever you release your leg.
The Forward Fold
Place your heels on the floor close to each other while you stand tall. Place your hands straight on your hips and take a deep breath and then exhale. Then slowly bend forward from your hip area and stretch out your hands so that they touch your toes. Make sure that you do not fold your knees as you do this for maximum benefits from this stretch. This pose helps release tension in the hips, arms, ham strings, and joints.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose
This is a pose that helps relax your back and can be especially helpful if you have stomach issues. Start off in a seated position and lower your body onto a folded blanket placed on the floor. Now bring the soles of your feet together so that they touch each other.
Then open your knees so that they fall onto the sides. You can either hold them as such or use folded blankets to hold them in place. Let your arms rest at your sides and on the floor with your palms facing up. It’s a very good posture to let off the stress of the day.
The Belly Twist Pose
Feeling lazy and docile in the morning? Then a belly twist can be a very good way to bring life back into your entire body. To do the pose, lie on your back with your hands spread out and legs placed close to each other. At that position, bend your knee and twist it so that it lies on your other leg. Lie in that position for a while before alternating with the other leg. Do this until you feel fully relaxed.