Are you new to yoga, and you are wondering which time of the day is best to do yoga?
There is no specific answer regarding the best time to practice yoga. However, the best time to practice yoga depends on you, your schedule and your body. It is the time that works best for you. You only need to make yoga a lifestyle and come up with a schedule that you will follow.
We all face a bit of a conundrum when it comes to finding the time. We feel stressed, rushed and busy to the point that we don’t have the time to practice yoga. In this situation we need to somehow break the cycle. If you can find just 10 mins to break the cycle and practice yoga, you will that the stress and rush do not bother you as much as it did before.
It is good to choose a time when you feel rejuvenated. If, for example, you pick a time when you are busy with work, you may have a lot of stress, and this may limit you from fully concentrating during your practice. You want to be fully present when doing yoga if you’re going to reap the most benefits.
You are advised to allow yoga to fit into your schedule and not the other way round.
Some people will prefer to do yoga in the morning as opposed to other times of the day. Some yoga traditions, such as the Ashtanga system will advocate practicing yoga asana very early in the morning, before sunrise.
There are several benefits of doing yoga in the morning. First, practicing yoga in the morning tends to help one remain alert and active during the day. If you happen to wake up with sores and stiffness, doing yoga in the morning minimizes the pain.
During yoga practice, you get to stretch your shoulders, lengthen your spine, and open your hips, and this helps to minimize stiffness.
Kick Start Your Metabolism.
Doing yoga in the morning is said to help with boosting one’s metabolism and maintaining steady blood sugar levels.
This is important because it keeps your body active and promotes better digestion. Morning is also great because your body has already digested the food you ate the previous night. This allows you to hold a pose for a more extended period, increasing efficiency.
There is no particular time that one is required to do yoga. However, if you choose to do it in the morning, you will experience the benefits mentioned above.