We totally understand if attending early morning yoga classes in Charlotte sounds like a special kind of torture for you, but there is really something to be said for the art of doing your yoga practice in the morning.
Yoga is magical and healing no matter what time of day you do it. But today we’re going to outline some of the many benefits that come with a morning practice so that perhaps you will be inspired to give it a try. You never know, it may become your new favorite thing! Here are the top 5 reasons to practice yoga in the morning.
1. You will know if what you ate yesterday served you. While you are sleeping, your body is busy sorting through and digesting everything you ate the previous day. By the time you wake up in the morning, most nutrients have been assimilated and sorted, and the bulk of what you ate yesterday has moved through your digestive system.
This means if you are feeling energized and stable in your morning practice, you know what you ate yesterday served your body. If on the other hand you are gassy, bloated, lacking energy or lacking stamina, you know for certain that it was what you had yesterday that did not work for you. This is one of the best tools to tap into your body’s food wisdom.
2. It encourages better sleep habits. When you make it a habit to get up and take morning yoga classes in Charlotte, you are going to be much more likely to make your bedtime a priority.
When you know you have the luxury of pressing the snooze button, it can be very tempting to stay up later. But when the idea of trudging through a sleepy practice enters your mind, you may think twice about skimping on your sleep.
I feel that knowing you are going to get up to practice in the morning has a positive impact on how you prioritize adequate sleep. We all know how important sleep is to your health and your early morning practice will help encourage you to get the rest you need.
3. It sets your breath for the day. Starting your day in asana means that you are starting your day cultivating breath awareness. When you do this first thing in the morning, you are very likely to keep your breath on your mind for the rest of the day.
You may have a million things going on, but by setting the tone with your morning practice, you are more likely to tune into your breathing for the rest of your day. They say that the slower and deeper you breathe, the longer you will live.
4. It sets your mental tone. If you start your day by calming your body and your mind through morning yoga classes in Charlotte, there is a greater chance that you will maintain a calm mind throughout your day. Setting the tone first thing in the morning means that you are less likely to be swallowed up in the wave of thoughts that can normally start a person’s day. Starting in mindfulness can lead to a whole day of mindfulness.
5. It encourages health all day. Once you have done your practice, you will be more tuned in and connected with your body and with your mind.
This means that you will be starting your day off with an awareness of how you feel and how you want to feel. With this, you will be more likely to make healthful choices in your eating, sleeping, thinking, and in your speaking because you will have set that tone first thing in your day.