Welcome Your Day with Morning Yoga
The Perfect Morning Yoga Practice for You
Some of us are known snoozers while others jump out of bed with pep; some of us take our time getting ready while others rush out of the door with only to-go coffee and barely combed hair. Luckily, no matter the type of morning person you are, there’s yoga that just right for your daily routine.
From asana practices like vinyasa, kundalini, and hatha or restorative yoga, pranayama practices, and meditation, there’s a practice to meet your personality each and every morning.
VinyasaTired? Fire up your day and get energized as you flow from posture to posture.
HathaBusy? Move with fluidity as you balance strength and flexibility to meet the day mindfully.
PranayamaIn a rush? Utilize breath control—the vital energy in your body— to tap into your authentic being.
MeditationMind racing? Find clarity from the start and enjoy a more calm state of being throughout your day.
“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.”
There are many benefits to practicing yoga in the morning. One of the most enlightening aspects of starting your day off with moving meditation is in its ability to connect waking up with awakening. If we can resist the immediate pull toward external stimuli, and focus instead on attuning our body and breath we can be more open to all that the universe has to offer. Each day gives us the opportunity to start anew. Discover the in-depth reasonings behind why morning yoga is one of the best things you can do for yourself both within and without in this stimulating article.
For Fitness Expert and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner Claudia Richey, morning yoga is different every day. Some mornings she may wake up and choose to practice long holds or she may greet the day with a simple meditation. As someone who motivates and teaches other people to find what’s right for them, Richey notes that often people enjoy moving according to their body-mind type, or their Ayurvedic Dosha. Finding their Dosha (Pitta, Kapha or Vata) and adjusting the speed, pace and intensity of their practice accordingly has shown to be a rewarding experience that can conjure up feelings of joy, peace, and sometimes even an unexpected sense of euphoria. She elaborates on the benefits of a.m. yoga in this educational article.
Wake Up with A.M. Yoga on Gaia
- Begin the Day with Self Care
- Maintain a Calm Body & Mind
- Connect to a Positive Intention for the Day
- Create a Healthy Daily Routine
- Connect & Tune-In For All-Day Health
“When I unrolled the mat, I was in the mood to just have it be over. Fifteen seconds into child's pose I was melting gratefully, and fifteen minutes later, so hungry for another six or eight hours of this... Namaste.”
The summer solstice is known as the longest day of the year, this is not because it’s a tiring day full of strife, but because it’s the day the Earth experiences maximum tilt toward the sun, giving us the most rays out of the 365 days. It’s helpful to imagine the earth’s rotation around the sun, complete in a single year, as a cycle of respiration. In yoga we take breaths that mirror these seasonal changes and these breathing techniques can aid us to better connect to ourselves and any type of transition we encounter. Discover the breath waves that correspond to the four main solar events of the year and what they can do for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in this illuminating article.