Become a Morning Person By Trying These Practices

Looking to restart or commit to a practice of morning yoga is difficult. It might be because you are not a morning person but it might explain why you are not chipper when the alarm goes off. Becoming a morning person is not just a change of perspective, it is figuring out practices done each day to support the journey forward.

Morning People

If you want to become a morning person, perfect that nighttime ritual. Get into a habit of lights out without screens. Incorporate yoga or meditation, music, or other relaxation techniques before bed. Yin practice is grounding and a great way to induce calm energy for sleep. Poses you can rotate into a routine will help calm mind and body before bed. Try:

  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
  • Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose)
  • Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Get to Sleep

Your body tells you how much sleep you need, just listen to it. Go with the rule of giving yourself eight hours of shut-eye and adjust from there. If you struggle to fall asleep when your head hits the pillow, try more exercises in your routine and less evening screen time.

Be an Alarm Clock

Nervous systems are out of whack if you look at people everywhere. Stimuli and stress and having a peaceful wake up can make for a crazy pace of life. It takes practice to wake up without an alarm. It goes a long way to setting a natural body rhythm that gives you extra pep in your step. Consistency is key for setting an internal alarm to autopilot. Wake up early and start a routine you don’t break.

Just Breathe

Instead of reaching for the phone, opening email, or reading the news, just breathe. Breathe it in, breathe it out and decide to reach for your yoga mat or meditation app instead. Use mindful breath during the day to help you clear energy coming your way.

Fuel and Water

Don’t skip breakfast. It is vital to coaxing your brain into showing up for the day. Add water to your routine with lemon or cucumbers to add something different and give you new flavors. Be sure to eat good, healthy food all day and bring lunch so you are not eating out (saves money, too). Be sure to invest in water bottles to keep everywhere so you can keep sipping all day long and stay hydrated.

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