Good Morning (or Good Afternoon) everyone, wherever you are in the world!
Today I am sharing a little bit about my early morning yoga routine. It really helps with getting every day off to a great start!
~ Morning Routine ~
Upon waking, I drink a glass of water followed by another glass of lemon/lime water. (The lemon water routine was something I began doing in my first pregnancy and I have sworn by it ever since).
I change into some comfortable yoga clothes and do the following short sequence before breakfast:
Extended Child’s Pose
Cat & Dog Stretches (Cat-Cow)
Reclining Spinal Twist
Sitting Forward Fold
Standing Forward Fold
Legs-Up-The-Wall with Meditation/Deep Breathing, and I also I think over what has to be done that day step-by-step (a mental run-through of the day’s timetable).
If baby is still asleep I will then answer any important emails or messages (I try to set my alarm before baby is likely to wake each day, and often lately I have been naturally waking very early which I love). It’s great to get a few extra things out of the way first thing in the morning, and the added benefits of a simple stretch and yoga routine do wonders for my body and mind, especially as I am now in my second trimester of pregnancy.
If you haven’t already, try setting up a little morning routine or ritual for yourself and see what a difference it makes. And remember that we all have days where things don’t go to plan. If I miss out on my morning routine from time to time, I will usually try to make up for it in the evening by practicing this yoga sequence before bed (and run through the next day’s timetable in my head). If I am in need of some extra relaxation I might even do it both in the morning and in the evening, depending on my schedule for that day.
I would love to hear about your own routine, so let me know in the comment section below.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Bridget @ Hot Tea Travel & Thyme