Ever wanted to be one of those people who not only have a morning yoga routine but actually do it most days of the week? You know the ones—their energy comes from somewhere other than Starbucks. Yeah, us too. It turns out getting into an a.m. yoga practice is easier than you think, and you don’t even need spandex to do it.
A 10-Minute Morning Yoga Routine for Realists
Here’s a quick morning yoga routine you can do from the comfort of your own home to boost your energy all day long.
Bonus #1? Yoga is a science-backed way to ease lower back pain, which for the record, a lot of us struggle with.
Bonus #2? No one cares if you do this in your sweatpants and let out a few expletives along the way. (What? Planks are hard at 7 in the morning.)
Follow along with our certified yoga instructor and master of creating calm, Theresa Church, for a 10-minute morning yoga sequence you can do today. Theresa walks you through a short series of wake-up poses that work for all of us—from newbs to experienced yogis.
She starts the yoga routine off by focusing on breathing, a great way to center yourself and stave off workday stress. Then, she eases into poses to gently wake-up the body before moving into a short flow. And worry not—you definitely get to end in Savasana (i.e., the most chill pose ever). Start off your day with relaxation? Yes, please.
Give this envigorating morning yoga routine a shot and see what happens. You might even ditch the vat of coffee you need to get going. Or at least reduce it. (Hey, we never said we were magicians.)
Your turn: Ever gotten into (and stuck with) a morning yoga routine? How did it work for you?
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Disclaimer: This tutorial is not intended to replace medical advice. Check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program and obtain full medical clearance before practicing yoga. Please follow proper warm-up and cool-down procedures before and after attempting the poses in this post. Positive Routines is not liable for any injury sustained while trying these exercises.
Author: Theresa Church
Theresa Church is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor living and teaching in Boulder, CO. Her classes focus on alignment, integrity, and curiosity in an environment that promotes self-love and a sense of humor.