Everyone knows about yoga’s benefits, but did you know that yoga is even better when you start your day with it?
Yoga boasts many benefits including increased flexibility, stronger muscles, healthier joints, and a calmer mind. It is a practice that allows your mind to grow with your body as you build you discipline.
As people are always after more efficient workouts, yoga has been modified so you can reap more goodness. Hot yoga allows you to sweat it out, ashtanga to start a patient process, and yogalates for a Pilates-like burn.
If you’ve been consistently making it to yoga class after work, good on you. To see bigger, bolder changes, try doing yoga first thing every morning. The following benefits will convince you.
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You will build a healthy and consistent routine
Similarly, doing yoga first thing in the morning will not only serve as your daily workout, but as a way to grow your personal practice too. Set aside half an hour to an hour in the morning to do a series of stretches, a vinyasa flow, or some strength building poses.
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You’re setting yourself up for success
By completing an invigorating yoga session in the morning, you’ll be feeling accomplished before you even begin your day. Not only that, but because yoga helps to relax and clear the mind, you will be able to tackle the day with a fresh outlook.
Your digestive system will be warmed up
Yoga is known to improve digestion, thanks to the breathing techniques, twists, and stress-relieving effects. When you warm up your body in the morning, your digestive system will be all revved up and ready to take on the day.
Starting your day with yoga will also give insights on what foods work best with your body. On days you feel energised, try to recall what you ate the day before. And if you wake up feeling sluggish, maybe last night’s dinner decision wasn’t the best.
You will burn more calories
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