Basic Yoga Poses
Wake up on the right side of the bed every morning with these basic yoga poses for the morning! These basic yoga poses create a great morning yoga flow to stretch out the kinks and cramps from your sleeping position, and awaken your muscles & mind.
Basic Yoga Poses for the Morning
Stand with your feet together and your arms overhead with your palms together. Lean to the left and right, taking the time to feel your sides open up.
Clasp your hands together behind your back, hinge forward at the hips, let your head hang, and bring your arms overhead. Let your shoulders and back stretch and open up before moving forward.
Place your palms are flat on the floor and shift your weight so that your arms are supporting you as you hop your legs back. Use your hands to push your body back towards your heels until you feel a stretch throughout your back and legs
From Downward Dog, step one leg forward between your hands, leaving the other leg behind you, and lift your torso to an upright position. Then, sink your back leg down until your knee rests on the floor. Crescent lunge on both sides.
From Crescent Lunge, rotate yourself from the side to the middle, and bring your back foot in to center yourself in this wide squat. Press your knees out and feel your hip flexors open.
Straighten your knees up from the wide squat, slide your feet out to 3-4 feet apart, and hinge your torso forward at the hips. “Roll” your spine down and rest your hands on the floor, letting your neck & head relax.
Bring one arm upwards and look up at it, feeling your spine twist and open. Switch arms and repeat.
Roll your spine upright and bend your knees simultaneously to end in Goddess Pose. If you would like, “sway” slowly by shifting your weight between your left and right feet, awakening your glutes and hamstrings for the day.