The 6 Most Efficient Yoga Postures to Start Your Morning Right

March 12, 2019

Get your day started with these 6 most efficient yoga postures to start your morning. These are the perfect postures to practise every morning in order to feel fresh, energised and ready for the day!

  1. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation increases the blood flow in your body and makes sure that all of your muscles wake up, fill with prana and release stiffness from the night. It’s a highly effective flow of 12 asanas that stretch and counter-stretch your body while taking deep breaths and releasing accumulated carbon dioxide.

Here is how to perform Sun Salutation.


  1. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

Probably one of the most popular postures is Vrikshasana or Tree Pose. This asana is one of the best postures to integrate physical and mental balance into your life. In traditional Hatha Yoga, Vrikshasana is said to balance the male and female energies and promote harmony within the pranic forces of the body.

Watch this video to see how to perform Tree Pose:

  1. Utthitha Hasta Padangusthasana (Hand to Foot Pose)

A little difficult to pronounce, yet very important and beneficial is Utthitha Hasta Padangusthasana or Hand to Foot Pose. As a balancing posture, it does not only promote a sense of grounding and stability. This asana also opens the groins, stretches the leg muscles and encourages flexibility.

Watch this video to see how to perform Utthitha Hasta Padangusthasana:



  1. Santolanasana (Plank Pose)

Santolanasana can be called Kumbakhasana as well and is translated to the English term Plank Pose. This posture promotes strength in your wrists, arms, shoulders and entire legs. It’s an all-rounder pose that activates all muscles. A perfect foundation to start your day!

Here is how to perform Santolanasana:


  1. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana (Dhanoor = Bow) lets you open your chest and adjust your spine. By doing this, you will be able to improve your posture and encounter your day feeling more aligned. Spinal flexibility and posture are very important to keep your nerves relaxed and avoid headache.

Here is how to perform Bow Pose (Dhanurasana):


  1. Shirshasana (Headstand)

The last posture of this Morning Routine is Shirshasana or Headstand. It requires a little practice and know-how. Shirshasana is an inversion that increases the blood flow and oxygen supply to the brain. Ideally it should be held for 30 seconds.

Watch this video to see how to perform Head Stand:


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