Sunrise Yoga Routine for a Perfect Morning
Doing yoga in the morning can be one of the best ways to start your day. Whether it’s in a class, outside, or all by yourself, consider a sunrise yoga routine to face a brand new day.
Join a Class
For those of you who are rather sluggish in the mornings, it may benefit you best to join a morning class. This will force you out of bed and even, over time, increase your desire to get up and see your new friends. When selecting an early morning class, opt for ones that are flow-driven. Classes like prana, vinyasa or power yoga styles are excellent to do early in the morning. Their focus on fast movement will get you alert and powered up for the rest of your day.
Salute the Great Outdoors
Another way to get a great jump on the day is to greet it right away. Especially for those of you who spend all day in an office, starting with a sunrise yoga routine out of doors can be a very healing, rejuvenating process. Pick a quiet spot outside in which you can complete your routine. For those of you who live in a city, this might be a park or a public beach. For those of you who are more rural, there may be a spot at the end of a hike or walk that would be perfect. Wherever it is, be sure that it is peaceful.
Considering the differing terrain, it is best to bring socks and your mat. Stay prepared no matter the weather with a natural bug spray, sunscreen, and extra water.
An excellent quality to completing a sunrise yoga routine alone is that you can do it right in your own bed! Here are some important things to consider if this is your favorite option. Although some poses can be done in your comfy mattress, others cannot. Most sitting poses are safe to do in the comfort of your bed; try spinal stretch, cat tilt, cobra, and resting pose here. However, if interested in standing poses (sun salutations are great in the morning) get off the bed and onto the floor. If any mattress feels strong enough to support you while standing, it really isn’t. It may be improperly supporting your weight and causes overcompensation in parts of the spine.
When completing yoga at home, be sure that you have enough space in your bedroom to get your full range of motion. Be certain you’ll be able to bring your hands up high and to the sides; know that you’ll be able to transition into a deep lunge or squat depending on the poses you’ve chosen. Plan this ahead of time so that your sunrise yoga routine is not interrupted.
No matter what spot you choose, a sunrise yoga routine is a wonderfully rejuvenating way to start the day.