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Get Your Morning Yoga On

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Get Your Morning Yoga On

I once asked my blog readers (at KimberlyWilson.com) for feedback on how they start their days. I was awed by the response. For years I’ve leapt out of bed and headed straight to the computer. Yep, even on the weekends. Even though each morning after logging on I contemplated crawling back under my covers for more shut-eye, I was inspired by the bliss-filled morning rituals that readers shared with me. Thanks to their ideas, I’ve made some great strides in launching tranquility at the start of the day. Let me give you some examples:

Get your yoga on. Start the day with yummy stretches, such as sun salutations.

Enjoy a moment of silence. Set your kitchen timer (or download a free meditation chime for your Mac) for ten minutes and just be.

Savor getting ready. Rather than rushing out the door, leave ample time for primping, sitting down for breakfast, and writing in your journal.

Pack your lunch (and snacks). Take this time to ensure that you’re feeling healthy and fulfilled throughout the day.

Stimulate your mind. Let some thought-provoking headlines or a favorite inspirational book percolate through your mind.

The key is to set your intention for your day. Let your start be serene, strategic, and therapeutic to your spirit – not rushed, chaotic, and stressful. This will help set the tone for what will unfold and ground you — much different than rushing out the door with wet hair, juggling your breakfast and espresso.

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Kimberly Wilson

Kimberly Wilson is a yogini, writer, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly. She is the Creative Director and Founder of Tranquil Space – named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, penned Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista, and holds a Master’s in Women's Studies. Indulge in musings on tranquilology through her blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour. Learn more at kimberlywilson.com.

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9:02AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Thank you - I'm going to keep hold of this. I've been thinking about learning yoga.

5:31PM PDT on May 17, 2011

Very helpful. Thank you!

6:28PM PST on Nov 23, 2010

I have noticed that if you do yoga regularly in the morning you will find it easier to wake up. So this is a good tip for people having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings.

10:24AM PDT on Sep 13, 2010

thanks for the morning tips!

3:37PM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

good ideas

6:06AM PDT on Sep 9, 2010

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8:56AM PDT on Jul 25, 2010

Whenever I do yoga in the morning it really does make you feel 'loosened' and mentally alert for the rest of the day

4:16PM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

Do yoga first thing in the morning? Do anything physical first thing in the morning? No way! As it is, I'm lucky if I wake up coordinated enough to make it to the bathroom without falling over my own feet... and getting my legs into the proper pant legs is a *major* accomplishment! I've been this way my whole life. Even as a toddler, I wanted to sleep in!

7:23PM PDT on Jul 5, 2010

thanks

7:06PM PDT on Jun 24, 2010

I have lived with anxiety and depression for most of my life and have looked to my doctors who have inevitably put me on one med after another. I hated the way I felt and looked for alternative methods to ease my "pain". I started doing yoga each morning this year and have found I am much less anxious. I love the feeling each morning of breathing. It's now summer and my kids and I do yoga together. Thank you for giving me some more ideas to help start our days out right and hopefully teaching my kids some life long ways to deal with stress.

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