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5-Minute Yoga for Beginners
Published on March 11, 2016
Do you have an extra 5 minutes every day? If so, why not try out yoga. Yoga has far more physical benefits than we usually think of. There are many studies that link practicing yoga to a lower blood pressure, increased energy, reduced lower back pain and improvements in blood circulation adding a more efficient flow.
Plus, a morning yoga routine can help balance metabolism, reduce stress and improve flexibility. Yoga is a simple way to stay active and improve your overall health. Here is a quick 5-minute morning routine that’s great for beginners! Remember to protect your hands, feet, knees and wrists by using a yoga mat and wearing slip resistant yoga shoes or socks.
To begin, start in the child pose and stay in this position for 30-60 seconds. Then slowly transition to downward facing dog and hold for 30-60 seconds. Now move into upward facing dog and hold for 30-60 seconds. After that move into a Low Lunge and hold for 30-60 seconds. End the session by transitioning to the Lotus Pose and hold for 30-60 seconds.
To see what each of these poses look like, check out http://www.fitwirr.com/workout/plan/5-minute-morning-yoga/