Take five minutes every morning to practice yoga and have a moment of peace before tackling your day.
According to a yogajournal.com article by Timothy Mccall, M.D., you can learn to quiet your mind with yoga as practice of yoga helps you slow down the mental loops of frustration, regret, anger, fear and desire that can cause stress.
Setting the right tone for your day is one of the most important things you can do in the morning.
See, Buddha once said "What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create."
Our mind is full of power to attract and create what we internally meditate on.
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Starting off your morning right not only makes you feel good, but also leaves a positive effect on your mind and set you out to materialize what you set your mind to create.
Yoga was originally designed to improve the strength you need to meditate for a long duration of time.
Practicing yoga not only improves your hormonal balance in your body, but also creates harmony between mind, body, said Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.
There also have been numerous studies on yoga therapy such as one from US National Library of Medicine that show how yoga lowers down your blood pressure, replenishes energy, reduces lower back pain and stretches your body to circulate blood more efficiently.
The best of all, you don't have to be a yogi to practice yoga and all you need is 5 minutes to get started and calm your mind before you begin your day.
Yoga is all about breathing. Learn to breath through different poses and be aware of how it opens up your lungs and circulates your energy.
In addition to the benefits above, our morning 5 minute yoga plan helps balance your metabolism, reduce stress, strengthen your core and improve your flexibility, respiration and vitality.
Yoga is also said to have positive effects on your weight loss.
According to a Prevention.com article "The Surprising Way Gentle Yoga Can Help You Lose Serious Weight" by Hillari Dowdle, yoga not only helps end the vicious cycle of emotional eating often repeated in unsuccessful weight loss, but also helps reduce cortisol levels, making it easier to shed belly fat.
Some people practice yoga as a way to meditate, while others do it to improve their posture. Whatever your reasons might be, you have much to gain from incorporating yoga into your daily life.
Unlike some fitness routines, you can perform yoga anywhere without needing any equipment (except a yoga mat).
Below are a few yoga exercises to get you started with practicing yoga.
We recommend practicing yoga on a yoga mat to protect your hands, knees and wrists from a hard surface.
Also slip resistant yoga shoes or socks can help prevent your feet from slipping while taking a pose.
Leave us a comment below to let us know how you feel after performing this 5 minute yoga sequence.