Energize Your Early morning with four Wake-Up Moves
We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from Self here on FitSugar!
Can’t get through your morning without your daily java fix? You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by the National Coffee Association, Americans spend an average of $ 164.71 on coffee per year. That’s almost enough for a monthly car payment or a couple of weeks worth of groceries!
Want to wean yourself off of overdoing the caffeine without sacrificing your sanity? Then look no further than your local yoga studio. Warming up your body in the morning helps the natural release of endorphins, says Desiree Bartlett, a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor.
Not only does yoga do the body good, the energy you cultivate in a yoga class stays with you all day long. “There is a natural gauging of energy and we release old thoughts or judgments we no longer need,” says Bartlett. “Through this practice of steadying the mind and observing the breath, the mind stays present, sharper and clearer because it is no longer reviewing the past or making to-do lists for the future.”
Incorporate these four moves into your regular routine five days a week to start each day “with strength, clarity and a sense of empowerment.” Desiree may have shot these on the beach (we’re jealous!) but you can do them on your bedroom floor!