WAKE UP WITH YOGA – 5 minute morning yoga routine

Setting the right tone for your day is one of the most important thing you can do in the morning, And what is better than yoga to start your day. Peaceful mind, good health, beautiful skin, strong and flexible body, weight loss, whatever you are looking for yoga gives you all.

Yoga is all about breathing. Learn to breathe through different poses and be aware of how it opens up your lungs and circulate your energy. This morning 5 minute yoga plan helps balance your metabolism, reduce stress, strengthen your core and improves your flexibility and respiration.

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  • Kneel down on the floor with your toes touching together.
  • Sit back on your hand and keep your knees hip width apart.
  • Exhale and bring your chest to rest on top of your thigh. Stretch your arms out in front on you. Relax and hold the pose for 30-60 sec.

 

DOWNWARD FACING DOG

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  • Come onto your fours. Form a table such that your back forms the table top and your hands and feet form the legs of the table.
  • As you breath out lift the hips up, straightening the knees and elbows, form an inverted V-shape with the body. 
  • Hands are shoulder width apart, feet are hip width apart and parallel to each other. Toes point straight ahead.
  • Press your hands into the ground. Widen through the shoulder blades. Keep the neck lengthened by touching the ears to the inner arms. 
  • Hold the downward dog pose and take long deep breaths. Look towards the navel.
  • Bend the knees, return to table pose. Relax.

 

UPWARD FACING DOGUpward Dog

  • Come onto your fours. Form a table such that your back forms the table top and your hands and feet from the legs of the table.
  • As you breathe out lift the hips up,straightening the knees and elbows, form an inverted V-shape with the body. 
  • Hands are shoulder width apart; feet are hip width apart and parallel to each other. Toes point straight ahead.
  • Press your hands into the ground. Widen through the shoulder blades. Keep the neck lengthened by touching the ears to the inner arms.
  • Hold the downward dog pose and take long deep breaths. Look towards the navel.
  • Bend the knees, return to table pose. Relax

 

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  • From downward dog pose exhale and step your right foot forward between your hands. Then lower your left knee to the floor, placing the top of that foot on the floor.
  • Slide the left leg back until you feel a comfortable stretch in the front thigh and ground. Make sure to keep your right knee fixed in place as you do this. As you exhale, gradually take the lunge deeper by allowing the right knee to move slightly in front of the ankle.
  • Now, inhale and lift your torso upright while sweeping your arms out to your sides and up overhead. Your arms should be straight and perpendicular to the floor. Keep your chin lifted slightly, but not so much that it compresses your neck.
  • Hold for 1 minute then exhale

 

LOTUS POSE

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  • Sit on the floor or on a mat with legs stretched out in front of you while keeping the spine erect.
  • Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh. Make sure that the sole of the feet point upward and the heel is close to the abdomen.
  • Now, repeat the same step with the other leg.
  • With both the legs crossed and feet placed on opposite thighs, place your hands on the knees in mudra position.
  • Keep the head straight and spine erect.
  • Hold and continue with gentle long breaths in and out.

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