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A Good Day Begins With A Good Morning

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If you dread the moment the sunshine meets your eye, it’s time to ask why. Every day on Earth is incredibly rare. The billions of people that have come and gone aren’t experiencing life as you are now, so please be grateful. You may be thinking that you wish you were. There are a million different reasons why life become a drag and difficult. We live hectic lives with so much to do, and we all end up collectively sighing that there aren’t enough hours in the day. A new day is not one to dread. In fact, it should be giving you the motivation to strive forward and achieve new things. And it can, with activities like yoga and stretching routines.

So, getting out of this endless rut and shaping your attitude requires physical and mental effort to work in unison. It’s time to start thinking about creating a morning routine to reduce your elevated emotions and anticipations to a more cool and calm state.

Becoming still life with yoga

Many people have seen and read about yoga, but the percentage who convert their curiosity to action is underwhelming. The average person thinks that they don’t have the time to stand or sit still every morning. But if they knew the benefits of even just 10 or 15 minutes of yoga they might rethink.

Looking at the work of someone like Ilchi Lee it’s clear to see that even when in an academic setting the physical and mental well-being that yoga supplements are amazing. Examining his brain wave technique, the study showed that his practices increased the body’s energy and vitality. The researchers concluded that the results of the first controlled trial for this unique form of mind-body training were sufficiently provocative to warrant further investigation. This leaves no doubt in the power of the mind when channeled through physically proactive determinants.

Find a morning routine that fits with your lifestyle, such as yoga.

A new day, a new yoga session. Pexels photo, CC0.

Stretching routines to release tension

Stretching is one of the best feelings in the world. Our muscles are made of small strands of nerves, and the cells can become coagulated and bunched up. When we stretch, new blood enters into our muscles. And that’s the cause of the whoosh feelings we get in our limbs. Look at various stretching routines to find out what kind of beginners regimen would fit your lifestyle. Different kinds focus on certain areas of the body, such as legs, arms, chest and back, neck, and even fingers. Times to complete them may vary so adjust your alarm clock to avoid being late for work. It’s so simple, and the best part is that it’s free. You don’t need to buy any CD’s, online shows or exercise equipment. All you need is a spacious area in your home, so you don’t bang into anything.

Mornings aren’t for everyone. The warmth of your bed and comfort of the duvet causes many of us to sleep in a little longer than we should. But even then we can still feel groggy and slow. Stretching routines thrust new red blood cells into your muscles and bring them back to life before breakfast time. Yoga helps you to appreciate slow and controlled movements and mind of matter challenges.

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46 Comments

  1. Lisa Orchard January 2, 2018

    I loved doing Yoga before I had kids. I think I’ll start getting back into it. I remember I always felt incredible after a yoga class. Yoga is so good for the mind/body connection. :)

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  2. Jill Weatherholt January 2, 2018

    Since I’m at my day job long before the sun hits my eyes, I can definitely say that I’m a morning person. :)

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  3. ksbeth January 2, 2018

    i’m all about the morning )

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  4. Dave Small January 2, 2018

    Great post Christy — I’m sold on yoga and a carefully planned morning to start the day.

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    1. Christy B January 12, 2018

      I’m glad you’re enjoying great mornings, Dave!

  5. RawMultimedia January 2, 2018

    great post. :)

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  6. robbiesinspiration January 2, 2018

    A nice article, Christy. I do pilates which also includes a lot of stretching and it is great.

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    1. Christy B January 12, 2018

      Yes, stretching is not to be undervalued. Thanks Robbie

  7. Megala January 2, 2018

    Great post ! Doing yoga in the morning is certainly the best way to start a day !!

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  8. jyo January 2, 2018

    Great post Christy ✌✌ HNY 🎉 may your 2018 brings you the best of everything 🎉

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  9. Annika Perry January 3, 2018

    Christy, I definitely prefer to exercise in the morning and will often do some pilates then. After suffering badly from two slipped discs a few years ago I often wake with my back over to one side – some gentle exercises are the only way to correct this, I’ve learned. Literally keeps me pain-free and walking! Great post and some fascinating links – thank you!

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  10. SharynKay January 3, 2018

    Excellent! I prefer exercise in the morning. I have more energy. I do the stretching at night before bed, when I am good. :)

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  11. Teagan R. Geneviene January 3, 2018

    Stop and smell the roses. Happy New Year, Christy.

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  12. Rachel McAlpine January 3, 2018

    Like you, I’m one of the morning gang. My day begins with meditation, then tai chi. After which, believe it or not, I say “Good morning world! I am still with you!” I hope nobody can hear… except the world.

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  13. Noel Hartem January 4, 2018

    I prefer a lifting cup of coffee as my form of exercise in the morning, walk in the afternoon. nice post

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  14. wrathofkublakhan January 4, 2018

    Heh, I like sleeping in! Let the night bring me new eyes.

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  15. Tina Frisco January 4, 2018

    Ah Christy, I SO needed this right now. So grateful we’re on the same wavelength, my friend. Wishing you a New Year filled with joy, love, peace, laughter ❤

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  16. B. January 5, 2018

    Not always the time to complete my daily exercising in the morning but I start… at least ❤️

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  17. Mabel Kwong January 5, 2018

    I am definitely not a morning person at all! Every morning I will set my alarm a bit earlier before my intended wake up time so I can ‘snooze and wake up gradually’. I like the suggestion of stretching after you wake up. Whenever I decide to get out of bed, I sit up and stretch my arms – and almost immediately I feel the tension and any stiffness that I got from sleeping subside. After that I usually start dashing around madly and going to work as quick as I can…and that is really my best wake up call :) Happy New Year, Christy. Wishing you well this year ahead and keep writing :) <3

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    1. Christy B January 12, 2018

      It sounds like you have busy days so you enjoy the last few minutes of rest in bed, Mabel :) This makes sense! I hope you have downtime during the day and take care of yourself then too. Thanks for the sweet New Year’s wishes and I hope 2018 brings you much joy <3

  18. PureJoyByNina January 5, 2018

    Great post Christy ❤️ I do yoga every day and this has for shure changed my life. Wishing you a great day sweety 🌸🎤

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  19. Rebecca Sullivan January 5, 2018

    Love this read ! Being grateful is one of the things takes that allows one to be truly rich xx

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  20. Sageleaf January 5, 2018

    The morning and what we do with it is so incredibly important. As you know, I’m a huge advocate of the “slow wake up”. I wake up several hours before I ever have to go anywhere. My routine usually includes meditation, journaling, exercise, mantras and affirmations. Then it’s on to breakfast and getting ready for the day. But, seeing you talk about yoga – and having tried it many times already – makes me think about incorporating that a few times per week or doing a 30 day challenge to see how I feel. Hmm…hehe…hmmm…
    But I do all this each day because it helps me to start my day organically and slowly and feel empowered to be centered, in control and ready for the day ahead.
    Wonderful post as always. Sending you big hugs! xo

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  21. Baydreamer January 5, 2018

    I love the mornings, Christy. They begin by enjoying coffee with hubby, then I do some writing. Then a little while later, it’s time to walk our lab. The morning is when I have the most energy, and each day isn’t to be taken for granted, as you mentioned. I do like yoga, too. It’s very calming and soothing…xo

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  22. Tyler Michael King January 6, 2018

    Good morning everyone try to enjoy this new day 😬

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  23. aarzoorose January 6, 2018

    A good morning is really essential these days. It’s annoying that I was such a regular yoga practitioner but once the routine got changed, I couldn’t get back to it. Your article made me rethink about my whole routine and has encouraged me to include the healthy part of stretching and breathing time going forward.
    Pleasant reminder !!
    Keep inspiring :)

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  24. etiliyle January 8, 2018

    Rising star
    You look like
    So much far
    Gently take me
    In your glare
    And then burn me
    With a flare

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  25. macjam47 January 9, 2018

    Great post. Nothing feels better than a good stretch.

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  26. mementalmemindfulme January 9, 2018

    I am not a morning person at all, but I am trying to get into the habit of creating a morning routine, where I either meditate or do some yoga or both. Will definitely push harder to establish one and include some stretches as well, after reading this. Great article!

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  27. kelseybeagoalg January 9, 2018

    I’m a morning person by nature, so I love morning work-outs, whether it be yoga, weight lifting or running. Doing anything to get the blood flowing just always seems to make the day much better!

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  28. aggie.coutinho January 9, 2018

    I started to do pregnancy yoga. It helps sooo much, I dont feel so stiff anymore. I need to download headspace app to start meditation – its so beneficial and I keep forgetting to practise it regularly. You may want to see my recent blog post about TIME https://mindset4progress.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/about-the-world-obsessed-with-time/
    AGGIE

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  29. A. Thea January 10, 2018

    Love it! We all feel better after we stretch, it’s just hard to get there ;)

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  30. begrateful73 January 17, 2018

    I start my morning with a mantra of affirmations full of I Am :) Love this :)

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    1. Christy B January 17, 2018

      AWESOME!

  31. Teagan R. Geneviene January 22, 2018

    And a good morning to you, Christy. I wish I could stretch as well as my cat! I used to be dedicated to yoga. Not long ago I tried to get back into it, and realized I didn’t have a spot in my home where I had enough room to stretch without banging my head on something. o_O
    Hugs.

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    1. Christy B January 22, 2018

      Perhaps when the weather improves you could get outdoors for yoga. If you lived closer we could do a class together! HUGS

  32. My scented diary February 18, 2018

    Great job!!

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    1. Christy B March 4, 2019

      :D

  33. natalijalakic March 18, 2018

    Wow I love this! I am currently on the path to becoming a morning person!

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    1. Christy B March 4, 2019

      Bring on good mornings!

  34. Kristie Konsoer March 3, 2019

    I have a lot of stress in my life concerning my health. I can commit to a couple simple poses in the morning and add on from there as I improve. Thanks for helping me stretch myself. ;)

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    1. Christy B March 4, 2019

      You’re so sweet. I requested to join your site as a follower (It’s private so I was prompted to do so). Only if you’re comfortable with providing me access.

  35. Kristie Konsoer March 6, 2019

    Yes, I see that, and it sheds light on a few tech things. Check out my public site if you are still interested. I don’t intend this to be a public statement. I apologize if it is. I’ll try to figure out how to delete the inactive site and keep my main one.

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    1. Christy B March 6, 2019

      Thumbs up!

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