This yoga for waking up is a great start to the day—it gets the blood pumping and we get to stretch the parts of the body that tend to get tight after a long night's sleep. Note that, mind your breathing and really focus on listening to your body and what it wants while stretching out with the poses like “Downward Facing Dog”, “Standing Side Stretch” and “Tree Pose” helps to improve your body strength and energy level throughout the day. Yoga lengthens and stretches our tight bodies, preparing us for all movement throughout the day. For those of us that sit at a desk, yoga poses in the morning counter those hours we spend sedentary. Yoga increases spinal flexibility and encourages better posture. The poses we hold when we first wake up, will set our muscle memory into effect for standing taller and walking easier as the day progresses.
If you are new to yoga, there are various online virtual classes available.