Wake Up Your Asana – Morning Yoga Sequence for Energy


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#6. Mountain Pose

Mountain pose helps to create space within the body, allowing internal organs to work more efficiently. This can drastically improve respiration as well as digestion and circulation. The pose creates balance within the body by distributing weight evenly between left and right sides. Mentally, it leaves its users invigorated and motivated, making it perfect for an early morning yoga session.

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Stand erect with the bases of your big toes touching, heels slightly apart. Do not lock your knees and let your arms hang loosely at your sides. Lift and spread the toes and balls of your feet, then let them drop to the floor creating a wide, solid base. Sway and move your weight around to notice subtle differences in your body and where you distribute more weight. Gradually slow your swaying and come to a standstill with your body in balance.

Close your eyes and feel free to bring your hands to your heart center. Breathe deeply for 1 minute really grounding down into your feet and enjoy the stillness.

 

 

#7. Standing Half Moon 

Crescent Moon pose deeply stretches and opens the sides of the body and improves core body strength, balance and concentration. Half-moon strengthens the ankles and knees, improves circulation and energizes the entire body.

Like Mountain Pose, make sure that your feet are hips distance apart. Bring hands overhead and either keep shoulder distance apart or clasp fingers. Lift up and over to your right for roughly 30 seconds. Repeat on the left. Try to keep the stretch similar on both sides. Do not force the stretch.

Breathe deeply for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.

 

 

#8. Warrior I 

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Warrior I stretches the front side of the body to open the chest and lengthen the torso. It strengthens the legs, opens the hips and stretches the arms and legs. Warrior I develops focus, stability and keeps you grounded. This pose improves your breathing and stimulates the entire body.

Make sure your feet are at least hips distance apart. You can raise your arms up overhead and look up at your fingers. If it hurts your neck, look directly forward. If your arms or shoulders are tight, place your hands on your hips or place them on your front bent knee.

Breathe deeply for 1 minute on each side.

 

 

#9. Warrior II 

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Make sure that your front heel is in line with your back arch. Rotate open to your side (make sure your knee stays over your ankle!), raise your arms shoulder height, and look over your front finger tips. If it hurts your neck, look directly forward. If your arms or shoulders are tight, place your hands on your hips or place them on your front bent knee.

Breathe deeply for 1 minute on each side.

 

 

#10. Tree Pose

Tree Pose stretches the outer and inner things, torso, and shoulders. It builds strength in the ankles and calves, and tones the abdominal muscles. The pose also helps remedy flat feet and is therapeutic for sciatica.

Keep feet hips distance apart and you can keep your hands on your hips, at heart center or raise them up overhead. Tree pose can also be done at the wall by either placing your back on it or one hand to steady your balance.

Take deep breaths and hold for 1 minute on each side. For a greater challenge, close your eyes when holding this pose.

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