With time, your body will become used to waking up and immediately receiving a boost of energy from yoga, and your body having a task to look forward to will make the act of getting out of bed that much easier.
At The Life Centre North, our timetable allows you to get onto your mat for a full hour, into savasana and out the door by 8.45am.
Here are just some of the benefits of an early morning practice.
Better sleeping habits
When you make it a habit to get up and practice first thing in the morning, you are going to be so 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 keep scrolling through social media on your phone into the early hours. But when the idea of slogging through a sleepy practice enters your mind, you may think twice about skimping out on your sleep. Your early morning practice will help encourage you to get the rest you need.
Starting your day with a strong physical practice means that you are starting your day cultivating breath awareness. 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 and in return, feel calmer and much more alert.
Helps maintain health all day
After your practice, you will more than likely be feeling good both mentally and physically. By starting your day with an awareness of how you feel and how you want to feel, you will be more likely to make healthy choices in your eating, sleeping and thinking.
More time for you.
Your yoga practice is a time for yourself and after a day at the office it’s easy to let that time slip away. Prioritising your yoga practice first thing means once it’s done the rest of your day can be focused on work, friends, family and everything else that’s important.
*Early bird classes at The Life Centre North *
7.30-8.30 Hot Yoga 60 with Sam