I’m not a morning person. Lets get that out there straight away. I am the proverbial bear with a sore head before my morning coffee and often spend the first hour of my waking day in silence until I feel awake and ready to deal with the world.
I am also not the type of person to get up an hour or two earlier to go to a yoga class. I tried it once, but for me it just wasn’t sustainable. Having said that I know the value of exercising in the morning; the focus and energy that it gives you to take on the day. Which is why I have been looking through YouTube for some yoga videos to do at home.
I came across DoYouYoga, a site full of free yoga classes and courses which I’ve found really helpful. The classes are just 10 minutes long which are really easy to slot into my morning routine and leaves me energised and ready to take on the day. With daily reminders and classes I can tick off there’s no excuse for me not to get fit and healthy (unless I’m ill or hospitalised of course!).
So far I have managed to keep it up for just over a week and the difference it has made to my general mood and temperament has been phenomenal. Taking that little bit of time in the morning to stretch, get your blood pumping and focus yourself before you start your day is priceless. I tried something similar with running previously but couldn’t keep it up – I definitely think yoga is the magic answer for me.
Do you have any exercise in your morning routine?