Not much of an early person, are you? But trust me, there is a whole lot of fun in enjoying the morning Yoga stillness, while everybody around is fast asleep. And getting your butt on to the yoga mat at 5 a.m. in the morning wouldn’t be a torture for you when you realize the fun of it.
There are a lot of benefits which you stand to get, when you get out of our bed and unroll your mat to practice yoga early in the morning.
- INCREASES BODY METABOLISM: There are certain yoga poses which help speed up the body’s metabolic rate. This makes you able to eat more, and also burn the calories faster. Yoga improves the digestive system and circulates the nutrients through the body. This metabolizes the carbs and fats, and makes you hungry and that is where you need to make wise choices.
- BETTER SLEEPING HABITS: Once you make getting up early and practicing yoga a habit, your body becomes used to it and you tend to wake up same time, every day. This makes you feel more energized. Yoga – especially, breathing, asana, and meditation has a very positive effect on the endocrine system, which balances the hormones and glands of the body. A hormone called melatonin is excreted, which regulates sleep patterns as well.
- ENCOURAGES HEALTH – THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Yoga makes you feel connected with your body and your soul. Practicing yoga in the wee hours of the morning will make you realize how you feel, and how you would want to feel. And this in turn, will make your every single action, healthy and you are likely to make healthy choices for the day as well.
- MAKES YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER: The morning stretching tends to make your body tighter and make you feel brighter and much lighter. It raises a number of feel good chemicals (endorphins and serotonins), which eventually makes your skin glow, eyes bright, and make you feel younger. Practising yoga also slows down aging of liver, kidneys, and heart.
- MAKES YOUR DAY PERFECT: Waking up early and practising yoga sets a tone for the rest of the day. It helps you remain calm and grounded before you head out to the chaos of your daily life. Early morning yoga is likely to keep your breath on your mind for the day. Always remember, your mind is the king of your body, but your breathing style is the king of your mind. And the slower and deeper you breathe, the longer you tend to live.