02 Feb A Morning Routine to Make You Fit
Morning is the most important time of the day as it sets the tone for the rest of the day. We often say, ‘I got off the wrong side of the bed’ or ‘today is not my day’ when things don’t go as expected. But the good news is that every day can be your day and you can get up from any side and still have a wonderful time. The simple trick is to have a morning routine. Today we will see how to set up a morning routine to make you fit.
Why is a Routine needed?
If you study any successful person, you will surely find one thing in common. Yes, you guessed it right, they all have a fixed morning routine and they follow it with discipline. Our body naturally tries to conserve as much energy as possible hence you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. But once you have a reason that you truly enjoy, you look forward to getting up.
A routine helps you prepare your mind and body for the day. Today, we all need that extra boost of positivity to get us through all the drama that takes place around us, don’t we?
The best way to do this would be by creating a plan that can be followed every day without fail. In order to wake up, you should include these simple stretches in your routine. They are easy to practice and are extremely beneficial as the release endorphins, better known as the Happy Hormones. These hormones make you feel positive and optimistic.
Benefits of a Morning Routine
There are numerous benefits of having a morning routine that includes some kind of exercise.
- Early morning stretches help make your joints and muscles flexible. This makes it easier for you to go through various physical activities of the day.
- Relieves stress and reduces anxiety due to studies, exam tension, etc.
- Build confidence because your brain becomes more active and alert.
- It gives you an optimistic perspective of all situations.
- A fresh flow of blood makes you feel refreshed and active.
Here are some simple stretches that can be included in your morning routine:
- Sahaj Bhavasana or Stretches
- Balasana or Child Pose
- Yashtikasana or Stick Pose
- Pavanmuktasana or Free-airway Pose
- Yoga Mudra or Yoga Gestures
- Thoracic Breathing
Here is a video for these practices.
Remember one thing, if you have a tedious day, then just practice four rounds of Yashtikasana while lying in your bed. This itself will prepare you for the day ahead.
Another great practice is to drink warm water as soon as you wake up. It works wonders when done regularly.
Keep practicing and don’t forget to smile as soon as you open your eyes. It gives your brain a positive affirmation and everything will go perfectly.