Getting into a yoga habit is healthy for a multitude of reasons (see: 8 Ways Yoga Beats the Gym), and switching your practice to the morning is even better. Here are just a few of the benefits of waking up with a few down dogs:
- Decreases stress levels
- Brings mental clarity and focus
- Improves digestion and (ahem) regularity
- Boosts your metabolism
You may be thinking the last point is too good to be true, but it's far from it! As you become more active, your metabolic rate increases, which can assist in weight loss (try these 10 Fat-Burning Yoga Poses). Increased circulation, improved digestion, more muscle, and better balance are just icing on the cake.
Grokker expert Andrew Sealy is ready to share an awakening vinyasa class that focuses on simple postures to elongate your body and freshen your mind. He notes of the power of a good vinyasa session, "Yoga is the only practice I have found that truly challenges me to embody positive change while integrating all aspects of self-discipline to bring forth harmony within the body, mind, and soul." This 30-minute class will have you focused and ready to tackle the day.
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