Rise and shine friend, it’s time to get grateful by welcoming the day with your feet planted on the yoga mat, breathing into your being, and practicing gratitude for who or what lights the pathway to pursue your journey.
Now to be super frank, my track record with morning rituals, morning yoga, morning meditation, or anything that’s considered a morning routine is pretty bleak. Okay fine, it’s nonexistent (at the moment).
And yet, here I am preaching to you, people on our podcast, and my closest friends and family that morning routines/rituals are the “right way” to start your day.
….. hello, someone needs to take her own advice.
But why is it considered the right way. Why is everyone preaching to create morning routines, like doing yoga, finding a moment of stillness in meditation, drinking warm lemon water to start your digestion, and writing in a journal what you’re grateful for.
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Well, here’s the main reason.
The morning is when your mind is most impressionable, meaning that what you feed it from the get go, can make or break your day ahead. And I imagine (if you’re on my page), that your morning starts with grabbing that smart phone, checking your email, scrolling through social media, tossing and turning a bit more, and then going through the motions of getting ready……
And bingo, this is where the opportunity to create change exists.
So, in an effort to once again become a “morning person”, this entire month is dedicated to morning yoga classes, with today’s being a gratitude focused practice. We will move through a simple, yet effective sequence to awaken the body, infuse gratitude into our minds, connect all three layers of who we are (body, mind, and soul), and begin the day with a mega dose of “hell yes, I can do this”!
You with me?
I do want to touch on one last thing before you hit that play button and step on your yoga mat with me.
A gratitude practice is one of the easiest ways to start the journey of mindfulness and self-reflection, if you’re not doing it yet or intimidated by the world of woo-woo ness, this is a gateway to start your experience.
Here’s how to begin.
- Get yourself a journal (one that inspires you)
- Keep it by your bedside with a pen ready for action
- After your morning pee, get back in bed, write down who or what you’re grateful for
- For brownie points, do this again in the evening, but this time writing how you contributed to yourself and the world
You are now on the path to practicing gratitude and creating a morning ritual, how incredible is that!
Now it’s time to move your body, inspire your mind, and fuel your soul….. aka let’s do some yoga and practice meditation. I’ll meet you on your mat where we can do all of that!
Hey! I’m Allie.
I’m a self-growth student, freedom-seeker, yoga teacher and the founder of a tight-knit online yoga community: the Body Mind Soul Studio. I’m here to teach you how to transform your life on-and-off-the-mat with a holistic yoga practice.
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