10 Fantastic Morning Yoga To Start The Day Right

You can do yoga at any time of the day, but if you really want to feel refreshed and energized, the best time of day to do it is definitely in the morning! 

10 Fantastic Morning Yoga To Start The Day Right

Morning yoga is especially beneficial after you have had a healthy 7 to 8 hours of sleep because our bodies are better equipped to respond to movement and it helps us to get more grounded and focused for the day ahead. 

If you want to get into a routine where you do yoga every morning then you have definitely come to the right place! We have put together a wonderful list of 10 fantastic morning yoga poses so you can start the day right.

Each of these poses will put you into an energized and positive mindset to get through your day the right way! 

1. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Also known as Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Ardha Matsyendrasana is a wonderful yoga pose to incorporate into your morning routine. It is fantastic to practice when you want to promote good spine health and it will encourage your body to be more flexible. 

Ardha Matsyendrasana is also great for promoting healthy digestion and encouraging detoxification, which is perfect for the morning.

It will flush out anything negative that has built up in your body and give you the chance to start the day completely fresh, both physically and mentally. 

This pose will stimulate your internal organs and get your blood pumping, making you ready to face the day completely refreshed. 

2. Prasarita Padottanasana

Also known as the Wide Leg Forward Fold, Prasarita Padottanasana is perfect for lengthening the spine, which in turn will promote better posture.

If you work at a desk or any job where you are sitting for multiple hours of the day, this is a wonderful pose to practice to keep your posture from getting stiff. 

There are three different versions of Prasarita Padottanasana, so you can look into each version and see which one works best for you.

This is a wonderful pose to practice in the morning when you want to feel more calm and relaxed, and it will help you take a non-stressful approach to the day in front of you. 

3. Natarajasana 

Natarajasana is also known as the Dancer’s Pose because it makes you feel and look like a ballet dancer! This pose will make you feel graceful and confident, which in turn will make you feel better and more refreshed at the start of your day. 

The backbend alone in this pose will open your heart space and give you a boost of energy that will surely wake you up if you still feel a bit drowsy.

Natarajasana is also one of the best poses to practice every day when you want to teach yourself better balance because you definitely need it to successfully pull off this pose.

You may need to practice this pose a few mornings before you land it, but it is totally worth it because when you do get it down, you will feel incredible! 

4. Virabhadrasana III

More commonly known as Warrior 3, Virabhadrasana III is perfect for your morning yoga routine because it will fill you with so much vigorous energy!

It activates so many different parts of your body, so you will feel ready to take on the day when you have finished your routine. 

Not only does it activate the legs, but it also activates your core and Solar Plexus Chakra. It will fill you with a sense of determination, positivity, and confidence and it will make you want to practice this pose every single morning. 

You can feel these feelings at any time of the day, but having them come to you so early in the morning will make you feel like you can achieve anything the day has to throw at you. 

5. Trikonasana 

Also known as the Triangle Pose, Trikonasana is great for anyone who wants to do yoga, regardless of your own personal experience. Both beginners and experienced yogis will find lots of benefits from this pose, and it really isn’t too hard to learn to do it for yourself. 

This is the perfect pose to do in the morning when you need a bit of extra help grounding your heart, body, and mind. It will fill you with a relaxed energy and help you destress before you face the day. 

Trikonasana is also great for powering up and strengthening your legs and your core, so it will help you improve your balance too.

There are so many benefits to Trikonasana, and when you use it in your morning yoga routine, you will feel incredibly centered and relaxed as you take on the rest of your day. 

6. Anjaneyasana 

Anjaneysana is also known as the Low Lunge and it is perfect for those days when you need to open your hips and relieve any tension or pain you might be feeling in the lower half of your body. 

It not only opens your hips, but it also opens your arms and torso too, so your whole body will feel refreshed and it will remove any blockages you feel, both physically and mentally.

It is quite a relaxing pose overall, but it actually strengthens the legs and you will feel incredibly powerful and strong once you have finished your yoga routine. 

Anjaneysana in morning routines is especially great if you interlace your fingers behind the lower back. It will open up your chest and leave you feeling clearer and more refreshed. 

7. Adho Mukha Svanasana

More commonly known as Downward Facing Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the most well-known and popular yoga poses, and it can easily be achieved by both beginner and expert yogis.

Most routines incorporate Adho Mukha Svanasana into them, so you will quickly become familiar with this routine as you begin your yoga journey. 

Adho Mukha Svanasana is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to do a full yoga routine because you can just do this pose and still feel some benefits. It will wake up every single part of your body and give you more energy to face the day. 

Even just five minutes working with Adho Mukha Svanasana can benefit you both physically and mentally, and if you are feeling a bit groggy in the morning, this is a simple pose that will encourage your body to wake up, which in turn, will wake up your mind too. 

8. Parivrtta Utkatasana

Parivrtta Utkatasana is also known as the Revolved Chair Pose and it is perfect for those days when you need to feel a bit more flexible.

Parivrtta Utkatasana gets its name from the way you twist your body to look like you are sitting in a chair, and the twisting motion you do in this pose has so many wonderful benefits. 

The twisting motion actually aids in digestion and it also promotes detoxification, so it will leave you feeling light and stop any blockages that might have built up in your body from the day before.

If you are going to do this pose in the morning, it’s heavily advised that you hold off from eating breakfast until after you have done it! 

Regardless of your own personal yoga experience, Parivrtta Utkatasana will help you to feel energized, and flexible and it will clear any blockages you may have had when you woke up. 

9. Utkatasana 

More commonly known as the Chair Pose, Utkatasana might sound like it’s going to be relaxing, but it’s actually one of the more strenuous yoga poses that you can do, and it will certainly wake you up in the morning! 

If you are looking for a way to quickly build up energy, then Utkatasana is going to be the perfect pose for you.

It involves squatting and holding your arms up high above your head. To feel the benefits properly, you have to hold the squat for as long as you can without straining yourself. 

It really challenges your body and mind and it’s perfect for anyone who wants a more intense morning yoga workout. 

10. Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is also known as Sun Salutations, and it is another common yoga pose that you will learn pretty much as soon as you start practicing yoga.

There are lots of different variations to this pose that you can practice and master, so it’s up to you to find which variation works best for you! 

Surya Namaskara activates and works with all 7 Chakras, and it will wake you up in the morning, giving you all the energy and positivity you need to get through the day. 


Next time you try some yoga in the morning, give these poses a try! Each one is beneficial to the body in some way and they will all put you in a better mindset to help you get through your day. 

Regardless of your experience, you should have no issues doing these poses for yourself! 

Laura Simmons
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