Most people find it very difficult to get up in the morning and practice yoga. But there are a great many benefits that come with doing your yogic practices first thing in the morning. It heals your body and promotes both physical and mental fitness and makes up for the initial discomfort you may feel to get out of bed early. Let us look at some of the best reasons why doing yoga is best in the mornings.
Energy levels are higher in the morning:
While you are asleep, your body completes its digestion of the food consumed the previous day. All the nutrients get assimilated and therefore there is a fresh supply of energy waiting to be used when you get up. Using this energy to do yoga, will give better results than diving straight into a stressful work environment in the morning. If you wake up in the morning feeling gassy, or with reduced stamina and energy, it directly points to your food habits. Therefore this can act as a tool for you to gauge your diet and make suitable changes today.
Better sleep cycle:
Getting up in the morning earlier means you need to hit the bed earlier. Therefore automatically you will find yourself adopting a healthier sleep time. You will also find that it is easier to fall asleep and you will experience calmer and peaceful sleep. You will thus be able to wake up fresh and rejuvenated the next day to kick-start your day with yoga again. This healthier sleep schedule has shown great impacts on people experiencing insomnia, hormonal imbalance and depression.
Regulation of breath:
When you start your day with yoga, you inhale and exhale deeply. This allows you take in the fresher unpolluted air in the morning. This also sets a pace to your breathing that will last for the rest of the day. This has shown amazing results in improving the life expectancy of people and better respiratory systems.
Starting the day with yoga tends to calm the mind and inculcate steady thinking. This state of mind generally is maintained throughout the day and helps deal with stressful events with a rational mind. You can better connect with people and stay focused on goals and avoid distractions with this kind of mindset.
Encourages healthy practices:
When you start your day with yoga, you feel good about your own body and feel better. You are aware of this positive state of mind and therefore are more prone to choosing healthier alternatives. Your sleeping, eating and lifestyle choices will be more inclined to a healthier and happier way of living. You dedicate time to care for yourself and thus gives room for overall improvement as an individual.
The willingness to get out of bed a few minutes earlier in the morning is all it takes to inculcate the healthy practice of yoga. This small change can change your entire life and fill it with sunshine and happiness.