Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Start your morning off with a few yoga poses to stretch and strengthen your body.  Not to mention awaken you and begin your day with positive energy.

When a friend of mine first introduced me to yoga, I was hesitant.  I played soccer and ball hockey, what is this slow movement stuff.  I participated in a yoga session and enjoyed it.  Yoga is definitely something I need to do more of,  it is relaxing and helps the mind and body.

Here Are 5 Yoga Poses To Start Your Day:

Standing Back Bend

Opens the chest cavity, strengthens the abdominal and back areas.

How to do it:

Inhale, bring your arms up straight and bend back slowly.  You will feel a slight elongation throughout your entire body.  Hold for about 20 seconds.  Then return to upright position.

Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Forward Fold

Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.  It also calms the mind and soothes the nerves.

How To do it:

Exhale, fold forward at the hips. Let your knees bend and bring your chest towards your thighs. Relax the neck and let the head hang heavily. You will feel this stretch in the lower spine as well as in the legs.   Stay here for 10 deep breaths.

Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Tree Pose

Improves balance and stability in your legs.  Also strengthens the ligaments and tendons in your feet.

How to do it:

Place your feet hip distance apart. Place your hands on your hips or in front of your chest. Inhale and bring one foot up, place it either on the calf or the thigh. Exhale. Keep your core engaged.  Are you balanced?  Reach your arms to the sky.  Stay here for 5 deep breaths.  Exhale, slowly place your foot on the ground, switch legs.

Yoga Poses To Start Your Day


Strengthens and stretches the spine and neck.  Also massages and stimulates organs in the belly, like the kidneys and adrenal glands.

How to do it:

From your hands and knees, with your wrists directly below your shoulders and the fingers spread wide. Your knees are hip distance apart and the tops of your feet are on the ground, your big toes touching.  Inhale into cow (your head and tail bone lift up, dropping the belly towards the ground). Exhale into cat (arch the spine upwards, tuck in your chin toward your chest, draw the navel in towards the spine). Continue for 2-3 minutes, moving slowly at first and then increase your speed.

Yoga Poses To Start Your Day

Downward Dog

Helps eliminate stiffness and back pain.  Boosts circulation.

How to do it:

Tuck your toes under and lift your tail bone towards the sky. Drop the head down and push into the hands to create length in the spine. Draw your navel in towards your spine and press the soles of the feet down towards the ground. Take 5 deep breaths in this pose, if you have your balance try closing your eyes.

Yoga Poses To Start Your Day


What are your favourite yoga poses?

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