Well, it’s really important to set yourself up for a productive and effective day. Of course, having an hour of yoga classes in the morning sounds tempting but does it fit our crazy schedule? Alternatively, we propose a basic exercise that will help you feel better for the whole day. While sleeping, our muscles don’t move almost at all, right? Do you think it’s ok to wake up, then have a quick breakfast and then go to work? And where are you going to grab energy? From a cup of coffee? It obviously isn’t the best option.
This yoga exercise is for stirring up your energy levels, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve muscles stiffness, and help you feel better in general. Practice it every day the whole week and on Sunday (if you started form Monday) you will thank the heavens that you have found this article.
Sun Salutation (surya namaskar)
This is the complex of 12 poses that are linked by a continuous flowing motion and deep breaths. Even if you do only this exercise and nothing else, you will already feel full of energy. Each pose stretches the body in different ways while regulating and harmonizing the breathing. There are two rounds: in the first one, we use the right leg in the 4th and 9th position, in the second one — the left one.
Put your feet about hip-width apart and hands in the prayer position. Take a few deep breaths.
2. Hands up
While making the next inhale, raise your arms up overhead and arch your back (gently!). Remember, that you always have to feel comfortable — all yoga is about comfort in general.
3. Head to knees
On your exhale, bend forward to touch your toes. Bend your knees if needed. Remember about comfort?
Inhale and step right leg back.
Step left leg to the right one and take a plank position. Hold a bit and slowly inhale.
Exhale and move lower as you are going to do a pushup. But only your hands and feet have to touch the floor. Neither your stomach not your chest, just hands, and feet!
7. Upward Dog
Inhale and stretch forward and move a bit up while bending the waist. Lift your upper body with your arms and don’t touch the floor with your legs, only with the tops of your feet.
8. Downward Dog
Exhale, lift your butt and make a kind of triangle with your body. Keep hands on the floor.
All the same as in the first lunge but now step the left leg back.
10. Head to knees
You already know what to do, right?
11. Hands up
Wow, and here I also don’t need to explain it again. You see, it’s not difficult as the poses repeat.
It’s like a circle but not vicious. Healthy and beneficial circle of exercises that improve your well-being, help your body wake up, and simply breathe life into it.