Morning Yoga Poses For the Best Start of the Day

Imagine having an energetic start of the day, instead of the regular complaining that you want to stay in bed. Yoga has numerous benefits, one of which is a more energetic waking up with these simple morning yoga poses.

Triangle Pose

The triangle pose can be a bit tricky in the beginning, but once you do it a few times, you’ll notice how beneficial it is. Make sure that you are not leaning towards the floor with the torso, instead, it should be facing forward.

Child’s Pose

The child’s pose almost comes naturally. It doesn’t require a yoga pro. This is one of the best morning yoga poses because it reduces stress and activates muscles in a way you can’t even anticipate.

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I cried at the end of yoga class yesterday. In savasana (on my side in the fetal position)… with tears coming down my face. . Out of pure frustration. Not with anyone or anything – but with myself, and my body. . I went to class feeling OK (a little sore, but certainly no intention of bursting into tears). But as I moved through class – every movement we we’re cued to do during class felt painful. Strained. Not right. . My body felt weak. . So when it came time to lay on our backs towards the end of class – I sure as hell couldn’t do a backbend, or an inversion, and I couldn’t even lay flat on my back without pain. . So.. there I was. Laying on my side. With tears just uncontrollably streaming down my face. . And the tears weren’t because of the pain – because I know it can always be worse. But for the frustration of not knowing what to do, or how to fix it, or feeling like I’ve tried everything I can think of. . Those of you who have been following me for a bit now know that I’ve been dealing with some back issues since the end of last Summer. And no matter what I do – more/less/nothing… it doesn’t seem to get much better. . But what it makes me even MORE sad about – is the people that deal with constant pain or chronic health issues on an even more long-term basis. Aside from the way that it can effect you physically – the way that it effects you mentally is just as taxing, if not more. . I felt like this was important to share because from the outside looking in you really truly never know what someone is going through, or how they are feeling (not speaking about myself but just in general). . If you’re out there and you deal with chronic pain or health issues I’m sending you SO much love and SO much light – you’re a true warrior. . Keep pushing. Keep going. You got this. Things WILL get better. . ✨ Pic by @jayg.photo of me in my favorite pose now more than ever Wearing all @aloyoga #beagoddess #aloyoga . #childspose #balasana #wyapc #yogateacher #instayoga #yogagram #yogapic #westchesteryoga #nycyoga

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Dancer Pose

The dancer pose is another one perfect for the morning. This one opens up the chest area, bringing that extra boost of energy. It improves flexibility, balance and strength.

Chair Pose

The chair pose will keep your whole body going even from the early morning hours. You activate both the legs and core, so the blood will be going faster and your mind will be much more present in the moment.