Do you wake up some days and don’t want to get out of bed? Morning yoga is a great way to charge yourself up.
Each day brings with it wonderful new experiences.
It’s time you start waking up with the approach that you are going to attack the day because the day is going to be there waiting whether you want it or not.
One of the best ways to start your day is by doing some active movements. I don’t mean getting up and brushing your teeth but going through some active movements to not only let the day know you are coming but also your mind.
Morning Yoga: 5 Minute Sequence to Show Your Gratitude for the Day
This very simple 5-minute morning yoga sequence will not only wake you up and get you started, but it will also fill the air with the right chakra and positive energy allowing you to have the day you deserve.
1. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
This is a great pose to start off with because it signifies power. It alerts the day that you are coming.
From a kneeling position, sit back onto your heels. This may hurt a bit if you’ve never done it before and if you can’t rest completely back on your heels don’t sweat it.
If you are experiencing pain in your knees, place a pillow between your heels and sitting bones to ease things up a bit.
Place both hands over your heart and take 5 deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling through the nose.
After your fifth breath, you should pause and think of one thing that you want to be grateful for today.
2. Balasana (Extended Child’s Pose)
Separate your knees as wide as your hips and bow forward. Extend your arms and press your palms together. You want your arms to relax.
Take 5 more deeps breaths allowing your lungs to expand their capacity along with being able to expand your capacity for gratitude.
3. Spinal Waves
Return to sitting on your heels in Vajrasana with your hands resting on your knees. If you are experiencing pain in your knees, you can take a more comfortable seated position.
Inhale to arch your spine, drawing your hands toward your hips and gazing upward. Exhale to round your spine, drawing your hands forward to your knees and gazing in towards your navel.
Repeat this sequence 5 times.
4. Simple Seated Twist
Stay seated in Vajrasana. Inhale to lengthen your spine. Exhale and twist to the right, placing your right hand behind you and your left hand on your right knee.
Take 5 deep breaths and slowly turn your head to look over your right shoulder.
5. Seated Sun Salute
Inhale to lengthen your spine and extend your arms overhead, bringing your palms to touch. Exhale and draw the palms down to your heart.
Repeat this movement 5 times.
Getting Ready for the Day Is a Mentality
Successful people don’t dread getting out of bed. Successful and happy people get out of bed with a plan of action to tackle the day.
They are appreciative of the fact that they get another chance to kick ass and showing your gratitude for being alive another day to experience new things is a great way to start.
If you’re looking for more morning yoga routines here are a couple more that I love: