Namaste in bed! Learn these 4 yoga poses that will wake you up gently and start your day on a good note

The first hurdle is always the biggest challenge – in the case of developing a regular yoga practice, the first hurdle is to find the time to practice. It also doesn’t help that we have to get the mood right, wear a certain kind of outfit and roll out the yoga mat before we can begin our yoga practice. If you have a busy morning ahead, and you are running late (which, let’s face it we almost always are) the very thought of doing so many steps before you can get into the right poses that soothes your body and mind feels tedious. But, what if we told you that you can start your yoga practice as soon as you wake up – and you don’t even have to step out of your bed.

Yes, there are some simple yoga poses that give your body a good stretch, and rejuvenate you even when you feel tired after not getting enough sleep.

Savasana (Corpse Pose)

The first pose to try is savasana or the corpse pose. We know that it sounds a little morbid to pretend to be a corpse early in the morning. But, with the kind of busy schedules we juggle our minds tend to be ‘on’ 24*7. So, to snooze off the constant prioritizing in your, like you snooze off the alarm clock, rest your hands gently on the sides of your body, keep your legs slightly parted and relaxed and then start to deepen your breath.

If you can focus on your breath, it calms down your nervous system, lowers your blood pressure and also relieves you from headache and stress. Don’t go back to sleep though, keep your focus on your breath.

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Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

If you have an office job that requires you to sit at one place for long hours try this asana every morning. It is a seated-forward bend in which you have to stretch out both your legs together and then raise your hands together and slowly bend forward so that you can touch your toes with your hand fingers. If your hands don’t reach your toes, that’s fine too. Just stretch as much as you can and you will feel very good in your lower back. This pose also helps in reducing belly fat so it’s a double win. Apart from that, it relieves irritation and anxiety, as well as constipation.

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Butterfly Pose)

This easy-peasy pose requires you to join the soles of your feet while lying down and then drop your knees apart from one another and if you can do some deep breathing in this posture it will be a great lower back pain eraser and a hip opener . It calms you down too.

Viparita Karani (Leg Up The Wall)

Last but definitely not least, is the leg up the wall pose, which you can also do by just holding up your hips, and putting the legs up. This helps with backaches, and gives relief to your tired legs. It also eases and calms your mind.

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