When you wake up, the last thing you may want to do is to perform a yoga sequence that bends and stretches your body in all sorts of ways. Even so, go with the flow. Listen to your body, relax into the postures and you’ll be amazed at how much energy surges through you.
Not Feeling Flexible? You Will Soon
It’s natural for your muscles to feel a little stiff first thing in the morning. Yoga helps to unravel those knotted muscles and to shake out tension. It elongates the spine and helps your body’s freedom of movement. It’s about working with your body and engaging the mind throughout. Practicing yoga first thing may not feel natural but that doesn’t matter. In yoga, it doesn’t matter if you can only move a little, every movement is beneficial. When you utilize an energizing yoga sequence, you shake off the effects of sleep, regenerating the body so that you are prepped and ready to go.
Listen to your body with each flowing movement. It may be telling you to go slow or it may be telling you that you can stretch deeper into the hold. Use your breathing to relax the muscles and to let them go with each movement. But never force your body to go further when you reach your limit. Doing so would only put your body at risk.