Starting your morning off with an energising yoga session can be the perfect way to lay the foundations needed for a positive, productive and enjoyable day ahead.
You don’t even need to set aside an hour, or even half an hour, to gain all the benefits that yoga has to offer. As little as 10 minutes a day can have a profound impact on your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. By starting your day with yoga, you can cultivate the energy, focus and positive intentions needed to get you off on the right foot.
Surya Namaskar, or ‘Sun Salutations’, is a sequence of asanas that flow on from each other and can be practised in a continuous flow. It involves two rounds, that each subtly focuses on the right, then left side, working to create balance in both body and mind.
It is ideal for practising first thing in the morning, as this is when your mind and body are fresh from sleep, and the energies of the day are in full flow.
In participating in this sequence, you can:
Though there are slight variations of Surya Namaskar, generally it uses 12 asanas that are practised flowing from one to another, reversing back halfway, to return to the starting position.
Adho Mukha Shavasana - Downward Facing Dog
About the Author:
Hannah is an Australian born writer who specializes in Fitness, Nutrition, & Spirituality. She holds a degree in social science, a diploma in Health Science and a diploma in Yogic Studies and Teaching. Hannah is certified yoga instructor and personal trainer with over 10 years experience .
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