You probably have heard about yoga and its benefits. Practising yoga in the morning, can work wonders for your health. The benefits of practising yoga in the morning are;
1. It helps to control your sleep rhythm as well as balance your hormones.
2. It will help to increase your metabolism and also allow you to consume more food, throughout the day
3. It help to stretch your stiff muscles, which you have not used all night and also revs up your blood circulation.
You can actually do yoga when you wake up. You do not need a gap between sleep and yoga. You can start very gently. Early morning yoga is very healthy. You can also practice yoga on an empty stomach. Start practicing it and feel the difference. Here are some asanas you can try in the morning and their benefits;
1. The Head or Shirshasana
This particular type of yoga may look somehow imposing, especially to people who have not tried it before. However, it is a very powerful asana. It is simply referred to as the “king of asanas.” This is because of its overall effect on the entire body. For this that are just starting, it is okay to ask a friend to help you in the beginning. There are many benefits in practicing this particular type of yoga. It helps to increase blood circulation to the brain. This helps to improve the function of the brain. Its also stimulates, four of the very important endocrine glands such as; pituitary, pineal, thyroid as well as parathyroid glands. For those that are losing their hair gradually, and are almost getting bald, this pose might be of help to you. The head stand helps to promote the growth of our hair by increasing circulation to the scalp.
2. Kapalbhati Pranayama
In Sanskrit, kapal means skull while bhati is lamp. Practicing this type of yoga gives you some shine and glow on your face. The question you would ask is how? When performing this asana, it helps to initiate the process of the removal of carbon dioxide from the body. As a result of this, it helps to purify the blood. This makes your skin to look very beautiful and healthy. There are other benefits you derive from practicing this yoga. If you are looking for a flat as well as toned tummy, this pose will help you achieve that. It also helps to improve your digestive tract, absorption as well as assimilation of nutrients in your body. It also helps to rejuvenate the tired cells that are in the body, thus reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging.
There are other types of yoga you can practice in the morning. Just remember that consistency is the main ingredient that produces fast results. Be consistent and committed and you will surely receive the benefits of yoga.