5-Minute Morning Yoga Routine

Many people think that starting a yoga practice requires them to practice 30 minutes to 1 hour each day, but this is NOT true!

It’s true that we are all busy, from working long hours or multiple jobs, to taking care of the kids and our families, to taking classes and running businesses. So where is the time to actually develop a yoga practice?
I have created a simple morning yoga routine that will help give you an energy boost and help you start your day off right!
  1. Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

    Start by standing with feet together or hip width apart. Lift your shoulders up and back as you open the chest. Have your palms facing forward and create a long spine. Take a deep breath here.

2. Side Stretches

Inhale as you bring your arms out and up. Exhale as you grab your left wrist with the right hand and reach over to the right. Repeat on the left side.

3. Standing Backbend

Inhale as you bring you hands back up to center. Exhale as you brings the hands together in a prayer position and reach back behind you while lifting the chest.

4. Chair Pose

Inhale as you reach your hands back up. Exhale as you lower down into chair pose. Arms are up alongside your ears and your hips are reaching back into a squat. You should be able to see your toes with your knees bent.

5. Warrior 1

Step your right foot back and plant it on the mat. Stack your front knee over your ankle and reach your arms up alongside your ears.

6. Warrior 2

Turn your torso to the right and open your arms out to the sides. Keep your front knee stacked over your ankle and bring your gaze over your front fingertips.

7. Wide-Legged Forward Fold

Straighten your front leg and turn the left foot in the same direction as the right. Bend at the hips and bring the arms down to the mat.

Repeat all of these poses on the opposite side.

See the full routine below!