Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling stiff and sore? Regularly stretching can help you loosen up. If you do yoga, you’ll even kick-start your metabolism for the day and burn extra calories.
To start, stretch your neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. You can do this before you even get out of bed. (If you’re not exactly a morning person, stretching can help you wake up faster.)
A good early morning yoga routine might start with a few Cat Pose and Child Pose stretches to relax your spine. Then move to Downward Facing Dog before lunging forward into Runner’s Pose. Then do the series in reverse.
Hold each pose for 8 to 10 breaths, and focus on breathing deeply the whole time. You’ll soon be stretched, relaxed, and ready to tackle your day!