Yoga and meditation have numerous benefits for the physical and mental state. So starting your day with yoga and meditation can lend some of these benefits to your body and mind. It's not just us saying it, but Vaani Kapoor kickstarts also starts her day this way. In her recent Instagram stories, Vaani took to yoga and meditation right at the beginning of the day. She performed forward bends, stretching exercises, and meditation while beginning her day, giving inspiration to her fans and followers while doing so. While beginning your day with yoga can be calming for the mind, here are a few other benefits of the practice.
Benefits Of Doing Yoga In The Morning
1. Get Rid Of Muscle Stiffness
Practicing yoga asanas, especially stretching exercises in the morning can remove muscle stiffness and increase the smooth flow of blood, thus improving blood circulation. While you sleep, the body rests and so do the muscles. This can cause bodily fluids and connective tissues to build up. Doing yoga and stretches in the morning can help in releasing the build-up.
2. Controls The Breathing
Pranayam or breathing exercises help you control your breathing. It also helps improve lung capacity, thus enhancing breathing patterns.
3. Improves The Digestive System
If food eaten at night is not properly digested in the morning, it can lead to health problems. When you practice yoga in the morning, the body's metabolism gets boosted and the body digests food much more efficiently.
4. Improve Your Focus And Concentration
Morning yoga can calm you down. It helps in improving your mind's focus and concentration. Controlled breathing will let your brain get fresh oxygen, which helps you increase focus and concentration.
5. Helps You Release Stress
Practicing yoga and meditation in the morning, for even half an hour can help you release the previous day's stress. It will allow the body's nervous system to get back on track and you can feel refreshed to start the day.
There are enough reasons to start practising yoga and meditation in the morning. Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations, Utkatasana or Chair Pose, Adho Mukha Svanasana or the Downward Facing Dog, Anjaneyasana or Low Lunges, Trikonasana or Triangle Pose, Natarajasana or Dancer Pose are a few of the poses which you can practise during the morning.
Has Vaani Kapoor inspired you enough to begin your morning yoga journey?