In this Covid-19 lockdown, it has become more important than ever to boost our body’s immunity. Due to the restrictions of going outside, most of us have to find ways to improve our immunity while staying indoors. Developing a healthy morning routine is one of the biggest hurdles in this journey. However, we miss the most important reason behind getting there – that being – A power-packed morning leads to a power-packed day. It might seem like a herculean task and you may have to struggle a bit in the beginning. A lot of us struggle to develop a good and positive routine and a lifestyle which is a stepping stone to achieve these goals. At AlakhYog, we extensively focus on the removal of these blockages. AlakhYog has this specialty of also teaching these techniques in our detox Yoga Retreats in India to our students in addition to other yogic education.
So before we mention the 5 Morning Habits for a healthy life, we recommend: Start Small.
The best things in life will eventually come to you. However, to attract this eventuality and work towards it, you need to tune your mind and body towards positivity. We are listing below 5 healthy and relatively easy habits to develop in the morning.
“Meditation is to your mind what good food is to your body.”
Developing a morning meditation routine could prove to be a life-altering practice for you. This particular habit requires patience, however, once meditation becomes a part of your life it comes packed with loads of benefits. Meditation, of course, calms you a lot and in a long run guarantees a peaceful state of mind. And if you wish to start your day with ease, energy awareness, and confidence, start your day with activities that will promote this peaceful state of mind. Meditation indeed is a driving factor for this.
Eat Your Water, Drink Your Food
This simple early morning practice comes loaded with health benefits. Start your day by drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach. You should not gulp your water but rather drink it sip by sip slowly and always drink in a sitting position.
- This practice will help flush out toxins from your body that have accumulated overnight,
- It will increase your metabolism rate
- Boost your immune system throughout the day
- Will increase your energy levels in the mornings and
- Improve your complexion
Morning time is the busiest time for most of us, so even if an hour-long yoga session may not be possible. 30 minutes of dedication to practice yoga in the morning can also prove to be extremely beneficial. A morning yoga practice is a great way to get energized for the day ahead. It’s a great way to wake up your body and mind.
Pranayama is a technique in which breathing is intentionally regulated. By applying pranayama techniques you will be able to utilize and strengthen the whole range of respiratory organs. “A regular pranayama practice can stimulate the parasympathetic system which will counter the over-stimulation our bodies go through during the Fight or Flight response”.
Healthy Food Habits
Just like every other health enthusiast, we would say the same thing about Breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
The most favorable time to have breakfast is around 7 AM, or within the first hour of waking up. 60% of our calories should be consumed with breakfast and it should be healthier and heavier. You can start the breakfast with fruit or vegetable juice. There is a misconception about eating fruits after your meals; however, fruits may not be digested and absorbed properly if eaten right after a meal. Eating fruits early morning could also help reduce the number of carbs consumed during breakfast.
Some breakfast suggestions: Breakfast that consists of complex carbs or healthy carbs is advisable. For example Idli, vegetable, vegetable dosa, red poha with vegetables etc.
It won’t take too long for you to reap the benefits of having a healthy routine in the morning. So don’t ponder too long and get started with the best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in India as soon as you can.