Getting out of bed in the morning is probably the toughest part of the day, especially if it’s a weekday and you know you’re going to be spending the rest of the day working.
To help you out with just that, here are 4 effective yoga poses to try in your bed itself, which will help you feel a bit more energetic and ready to face the day.
The Puppy Dog Pose
This yoga pose is really simple to do- get down on all your fours and place the palms of your hands flat on the floor directly below your shoulder. Now as you inhale, exert pressure on your toes and lift your body upwards, forming a sort of mountain with your butt region as the peak- make sure your palms are still flat on the floor, and the heels of your feet do not touch the ground. Now get back to the original position, exhale, and repeat.
The Back Stretch
This is one of the best yoga poses that can get you invigorated in just a few minutes! Sit cross legged on the bed and keep your back erect. Place your left hand on your right knee, take a deep breathe and turn towards your right, inhaling as you do it. Hold onto this position for a minute and then exhale, getting back into the original position. Now inhale once again and turn to the next side, and repeat for 3-5 times.
The Cat Tilt
Ideally, this yoga pose is best done after the back stretch- come down on all your fours and place your wrists under your shoulders and your knees directly below your hips. Now take a deep breath in, hold it for a second and exhale while simultaneously rounding your back outwards and pushing your head inwards. Now, as you inhale again, reverse the position and gaze upwards towards the ceiling, forming the opposite arch with your back.
The Lunge Pose
This is yet another effective yoga pose to try out when you’re not in the mood to get out of bed. Get down on all fours and place your right foot forward with the sole resting flat on the ground, simultaneously placing the fingers of your left hand in line with the fingers of your right feet. Now, slide the left leg behind you with the knee on the floor, trying to lengthen your spine as much as possible without overexerting yourself. Breathe, hold, release and switch sides.
Simply taking deep breaths for a few minutes could actually be very beneficial- it can improve the intake of oxygen into the body which can help you feel more awake and less groggy- ready to take on the day with full speed.