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Learn how this yoga teacher starts her day.
Every morning after I go to the bathroom, practice tongue scraping and oil pulling, brush my teeth, and drink a glass of water, I step on to my yoga mat for five minutes and say hello to my soul. Even though I more often than not have a packed day ahead, the time connecting and collaborating with my mind, body and breath is well spent.
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I know that once I pick up my phone to check the latest text message or open my bedroom door, the external world and all of its distractions and noise will beckon me to engage with it. But this inner work—this getting centered and grounded before my day begins—helps prep me to give myself the best chance of staying as present as possible throughout the day.
Move my body. Feel its morning stiffness.
Move my breathe. Ride its wave.
Be still with my thoughts. Watch them float like clouds clearing to show a vast, bright blue sky behind them.
Practice It: Quick Morning Yoga Routine
In less time it takes to wash my face and brush my teeth and hair, my mind, body and spirit are aligned, and I’m ready to start my day in an uplifting way.
Check out my morning routine in my award-winning book 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas, available for purchase on the MSI Press website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Books-A-Million websites. This book is a great gift, guide and resource for busy people like you!
Note that this website is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Speak with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine or wellness plan.