8 Best Poses for Morning Yoga

8 Best Poses for Morning Yoga

Habits are necessary for one’s life as they serve the purpose to relieve stress and make you feel good subconsciously and provide a sense of security. So habits aren’t unnecessary, they are helping us to be the best of our self. The practice of yoga in the morning is a helpful habit that provided benefits to your mind and body. If you get into the habit of practicing yoga in the morning then there are chances that you will continue them for the rest of the year and see the positive transformation in you.

Yoga is a stretching exercise performed to foster harmony in the mind, soul, and body. Morning yoga is known to warm up your digestive system and help nutrients move more easily. It boosts one’s metabolism and is a great way to start the day. And to me, starting a day stress-free and relieved sounds pretty good. Here are some quick and basic morning yoga steps:

1. Mountain Pose

This pose will center your body and mind keeping you balanced. Stand with the base of your thumb toes touching and heels apart. Standstill with your weight evenly balanced on the feet. firm your thigh muscles and lift knee caps, and widen your shoulder, the head should be balanced directly over the center of your pelvis. Stay in this pose for 1 minute, breathing easily.

Mountain pose

2. Forward Bend

From Mountain Pose, swan dive down, hinging at your hips.  Stay bending down and grasping your toes as long as you’d like while taking slow breaths.

Forward Bend

3. Hero Pose

Sit down in an upright kneeling pose with your hips over your knees and the tops of your feet flat against the mat or floor. This pose increases flexibility in the knees and hips, tones the muscles in the arches of the feet, increase circulation in the feet and legs.

Hero pose

4. Child Pose

Kneel on the floor with your toes together and your knees hip-width apart. Rest your palms on top of your thighs. On an exhale, lower your torso between your knees. Extend your arms alongside your torso with your palms facing down. Relax your shoulders toward the ground. Rest in the pose.

Child Pose


5. Cat and Cow Pose

On the exhale, round your spine up towards the ceiling, and imagine you’re pulling your belly button up towards your spine, really engaging your abs. Tuck your chin towards your chest, and let your neck release. This is your cat pose. On your inhale, arch your back, let your belly relax and go loose. Lift your head and tailbone up towards the sky — without putting any unnecessary pressure on your neck. This is the Cow portion of the pose.

Cat or Cow pose

6. Upward Dog Pose

Point your fingers to the top of the mat and hug your elbows in close to your ribcage. Inhale as you press through your hands firmly into the floor. Straighten your arms, lifting your torso and your legs a few inches off the floor.

Upward dog pose

7. Triangle Pose

Stand on your mat with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees so your toes are pointing to the top of the mat. The center of your right knee cap should be aligned with the center of your right ankle. Pivot your left foot slightly inwards. Your back toes should be at a 45-degree angle. Lift through the arches of your feet, while rooting down through your ankles. Raise your arms to the side to shoulder-height, so they’re parallel to the floor. Your arms should be aligned directly over your legs. With your palms facing down, reach actively from fingertip to fingertip.

triangle pose

8. Supine Twist Pose

 Lying on your back, bring your arms out to the sides with the palms facing down in a T position. Bend the right knee and place the right foot on the left knee. Exhale drop the right knee over to the left side of your body, twisting the spine and low back. Look at the right fingertips. Stay in this position then repeat for the other side.


Spine twist pose

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.