5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

Including some stretching in your daily morning routine can help energize you for the day. That could mean you can skip that coffee until midmorning, when you might need it more.

This quick morning stretching routine is a great way to loosen up your entire body and get you ready for your day without requiring you to set an early alarm and get out the door by a certain time.

Child’s pose

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

Hold this pose for 30 seconds.

This lengthens your gluteus maximus, piriformis, other rotators, hamstrings, spinal extensors, and more.

Cat-Cow Pose

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

Do this stretch for 30 seconds.

This moves your spine, releasing tension in it, and your arm, abdominal, and back muscles.

Downward facing dog pose

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

Hold this pose for 30 seconds.

This pose actively works your arms, shoulders, wrists, and core, while it stretches your hamstrings, spine, and calves. A lot of your body is either working or stretching here.

Crescent Lunge Stretch

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

Hold the pose for 30 seconds.

Stretches the hip on the back leg. Opens the hip flexors and strengthens the hip extensors. Stretches the psoas muscles. Strengthens the quadriceps, gluteus maximus, calf muscles, and hamstrings. Builds strength for the muscles that support the knee.

Rag Doll Pose

5 Morning yoga stretches to kick-start your day

Hold this pose for 30 seconds.

Stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back. Releases tension in the neck and shoulders. Helps to drain the sinuses. Improves digestion.