The Best Morning Yoga Poses to Start Your Day

It's a new day. You wake up, and the sun is shining. But you're stuck in bed feeling stiff, tired and groggy.

This is not the ideal way to start your day.

You want to feel rested, energized and centered, but with all the stress of your everyday life, sometimes we need a little bit of help to make that happen.

Beginning your day with these six easy yoga poses will help you awaken the body slowly, stretch the spine and work through those places that feel tight or stiff—all before you even brush your teeth. Each one will gradually help you get out of bed and start your day off right.

Here are a few tips before you get moving.

  1. As you enter each pose, breath in and out through the nose with purpose. The inhale and exhale should be smooth and long.
  2. Hold each pose, including the ones that alternate sides, for about 30 seconds each. Completing the sequence below will only add about five minutes to your morning routine.
  3. Perform these poses in order.
  4. For easy pose, seated eagle and standing side stretch, don't forget to switch sides. 

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