If you have been trying yoga and have difficulty motivating yourself to do it regularly, try turning it into a morning routine. This lets you start your day with a healthy body and mind. Here are some tips for creating a morning routine with yoga.
Turn Off Distractions
Dedicate yourself to your morning routine by not having any outside distractions. If you can, avoid checking your phone or turning on the TV until you have finished your morning routine. This will help you get in the right frame of mind every morning, from when you wake up until it is time to get ready for work or the rest of your day. If you are someone who uses your phone as an alarm, turn it off, then shut the phone off or silence it. This way, it won’t tempt you to check it during the rest of the morning routine.
Have More of a Mindful Routine
Allow yourself to be more mindful each morning during your routine. This will automatically get you into a state of calm and relaxation. Being in a calm state then helps your yoga practice.
Being mindful means focusing on the current moment and how you feel right now, not thinking about the future or the past. It is easy to incorporate mindfulness into your morning routine while walking your dogs, feeding your children, showering, brushing your teeth, and doing yoga or meditation in the morning. We often do these things without much thought. But when you become more mindful, it is incredible and can transform your life.
Choose Other Parts of the Routine
Aside from just yoga, you can also add some other activities to your morning routine to add to the entire experience. For example, you can add journaling, which you do after yoga while you are relaxed and your mind is clear. It is also highly recommended that you wake up with the sunrise. This sets you up for a positive, uplifting day. Other things you can add to your morning routine include:
- Reading a self-help book.
- Making your day’s to-do list.
- Having a glass of lemon water.
Creating a routine will make it easier for you to maintain a consistent yoga practice. Building your practice into a routine makes you have fewer daily decisions. This automates your training and helps increase your success in continuing to practice yoga.