Have you been wanting yoga to be a part of your absolute every day? The key to building it into a habit is to make it fit your schedule. 5 minutes of at home movement is an amazing and totally achievable way to do it.
Here’s a breakdown of 7 poses you can do to wake the body up every morning.
1. Wide-Legged Child’s Pose – From kneeling, bring the big toes together and take the knees wide. Start to walk the hands forward to lower the forehead to the mat. Pressing the hips back to the heels. Hold for 5 deep breaths or so.
2. Balancing Table – Come to hands and knees. Reach the right leg up and back. Roll the right hip down. Reach the left arm forward. Inhale to lengthen. Exhale to draw elbow and knee together.
3. Low Lunge – Step the right foot through between the hands. Knee over ankle. Melt the hips forward and down. Push into legs to circle the arms up, bringing hands to touch.
4. Easy Twist – Lower the left hand back down inside the right foot. Lift the back knee up, kicking back through the heel. Reach the right arm up to the sky.
Lower right hand down, step foot back and repeat 2 through 4 down.
5. Sphinx – Lower down onto the belly. Slide the forearms in front of you. Open the chest up, lifting up. Reaching the legs back.
6. Forearm Cat/Cow – Keep the forearms down. Walk the knees in under the hips. Inhale to drop the belly and lift the gaze. Exhale to round and contract the spine. Staying on the forearms will emphasize the movements in mid to upper back.
7. Seed Child’s Pose – Bring the knees together, sinking hips back to heels. Fold forward, bringing the forehead to the ground. Bring the arms back at your sides.
These 7 poses come from a 5 min Beginner Morning Practice I released on my YouTube and app.