We all know going for an hour of yoga class would be ideal to get your day started, but in reality it might be not be for everyone. However, this 10 minutes exercise encourages the use of mindful breathing and gentle movement ensuring your day begins with ease and joy.
After 7 to 8 hours of lying down, your body responds graciously to movement, and your mind is clear and receptive to positive ideas and messages. Practicing these poses before you do anything will optimise your body and mind to face your modern day lifestyle.
And trust me, it will leave you glowing with a smile on your face!
Parivrtta Utkatasana Twisted Chair Pose
Start in standing position and as you exhale, bend your knees and sit back. Then twist your torso to the right, place your left elbow on your right knee, and turn your gaze toward the ceiling. And finally stay in revolved chair pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then repeat on the opposite side.
Uttanasana Forward Bend Pose
Walk your feet toward the hands and let the upper body hang. The neck and head are relaxed, the knees bent to start with. If there’s no tension in your lower back you can start to straighten your legs. As you inhale find length through the spine, exhale and the head moves slowly towards the feet. After a set of 10 breaths and this asana will make you feel slander!
Trikonasana Triangle Pose
From a standing position, widen your leg stance to about a leg-length. Turn the right foot out to the side, ensuring the heel is aligning with the center arch of the left foot. Take the arms parallel to the ground and reach out to the right side, keeping both legs straight with the thighs engaged. When you can’t reach any further, pivot the arms so they are in one line, moving in opposite directions. The chest remains open and the torso lengthens.
5 breaths here and repeat on the other side.
This is one of the classic, Trikonasana helps you gain a strong sense of stability through activating and balancing the root chakra, Muladhara. It powers up the legs and core, and the subtle twist allows you to open and light up the heart space.
Prasarita Padottanasana Wide Leg Forward Fold
To enter this asana, step the legs about two to three feet apart, and let them stay parallel with the toes turned slightly inward. The body bends forward at the hips to stretch the spine. The hands are placed on the floor in line with the feet, and the elbows bends so the torso and head can lower into a full forward bend. If possible, the crown of the head can rest on the floor.
You’ve got glorious lengthening in the spine,a stretch through the hamstrings, and the effects of the inversion to help you face the day with calmness and clarity.
Balasana Child’s Pose
From kneeling, bring your chest down onto your thighs and your forehead to the floor. Your arms lengthen by your side with your hands next to your feet; if it’s more comfortable, stack your hands underneath your forehead.
Take a slow, deep breath through your nose and notice the back of the chest expand and the ribs widen. As you exhale through the nose see, sink the buttocks back down toward the heels feeling the spine gently curving over the thighs.
Stay here for 10 breaths!
Don’t thank me thank these asana