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Incorporating Yoga After Sleeping

Yoga can melt away tension, even tension that may happen while sleeping. Slowly waking up into a yoga stretch is a perfect way to begin your day. Refer to this post about how to fall asleep first.


How to go about waking up with yoga?


Your work-related emails can wait in the morning. You don’t have to conquer the world as soon as you wake up. Take a deep breath and relax for some time. It would be great if you could work out for half an hour in the morning, but let's be realistic, we do not have time or the will to change into our workout clothes. However, there is something you can do in the morning, and in your bed no less, in pajamas or raw depending on how you fell asleep. Raw Yogi recommends sleeping nude for better health. Remaining in this state while doing a morning yoga routine while still in bed will allow more oxygen into your skin.

This yoga exercise will only take 10 minutes of your time.


Benefits

Morning yoga can do wonders for you. It will not only ease stress and relax you but also prepare you to face daily challenges with a positive mind. Doing yoga in the morning will help you to improve your metabolism, balance your hormone levels, stretch your body and regulate your sleep. Here are some morning yoga poses I can recommend. Practice these asanas daily to feel the difference.


Waking up doesn’t have to be something you do begrudgingly after pressing the snooze button nine times. It can be something you want to do, a crucial five-minute window of opportunity that changes your whole day for the better.


If used wisely, the few minutes between being in dreamland and getting up can boost your best mood, kickstart your commitment to eating well, and increase your likelihood to work out that day — all while you’re still in bed!

This can feel better than getting to sleep in.


Whether your exercise is yoga or not, studies say that if you wake up in a way that stimulates the body’s blood flow, balances the hormonal system, and detoxes you, you’re more apt to continue those healthy habits all day long. Keeping your sleep cycle the way I recommend can quicken these health effects.


You will love this waking up sequence, for its ability to do all of the above, plus shake off sleep and promote more energy and alertness while maintaining a calm, centered mind. Your hips and pelvis will thank you throughout the day for what you begin your morning by doing. My own clients say that doing this sequence (or not) is often what makes them decide to continue with their morning workout or to skip it.


Beginning to move mindfully before the mind’s resistance gets involved is a magic bullet — before the other eye opens, you're already gaining an endorphin-filled morning, and a more focused, fit, and self-confident day.

Now, that’s worth waking up for!


Observe the demo video below and practice this while still in your bed. Over a pillow or not is up to you.


Childs Pose In Bed Is Must - Begin With Rocking Your Hips


Morning yoga can do wonders for you. It will not only de-stress and relax you but also prepare you to face daily challenges with a positive mind.


Happy Baby Pose


Directly out of sleep or snooze, come to lie on your back. Place the feet together, knees open wide. Rest one hand on your lower belly and one over your chest as you begin to take slow, deep breaths through your nose. Inhale, and expand your body so the hands rise. If undressed still, bring your mind to rest upon the thought of your skin taking in a large amount of oxygen with every deep inhale.


Retain the inhale for a few beats, then let your exhale happen naturally as the hands fall. At the end of your exhale, contract around your navel to gently press the remaining air out of your lungs. Retain the exhale for a few counts.

Repeat for 10 breaths.


Start to work the kinks out of your low back and begin your cleansing inversions as you draw your knees back beside your ribcage. Press your hips towards the mattress, so your seat doesn’t lift up, and draw the knees down with fingers around the big toes, outer feet, or behind your knees.

Hold for 5-10 breaths

Take the pillow from behind your head and bend your knees to lift your hips and place the pillow underneath. To fully detox, legs and hips must be elevated above the heart, heart above the head. So if more pillows are in order, keep them handy. Lift your legs into the air, or rest them on your headboard or wall for more support.

Hold for 10 breaths or more.


Return to a neutral spine, and bring your left hand onto your right knee. Reach your right arm into the air on an inhale, and keeping the spine long, exhale and begin to spin your chest, right shoulder, and head to the right. Circle your right arm behind you, fingertips down. Inhales maintain the length of your torso, and exhales help you to gently spiral through the heart and neck as you tone and spark your energy.




After You Feel Like Standing...


Feel free to make your morning yoga routine last longer. The more stretching and oxygen intake, the better you will feel.
Nude Yoga
When You're Ready To Stand, Stretch Your Way Out Of Bed

After your twist, swing your legs off the bed and come to stand with bent legs. Make fists and place them on the opposite elbows (Bent elbows and fists trigger your body to release tension in the back muscles). Fold over your bent legs, and relax your back, shoulders, and head completely. Breathe here, feeling any unwanted tension draining into the floor. FYI: This is a great pose at work, or anytime you’re feeling an energy crash and want to get back on track!



Remain in the pose for one minute, then slowly roll to stand, and reach overhead for a full body-stretching inhale. Continue into your morning workout, or go start your day from the center!


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