Today has been all about the day of love so it probably doesn't surprise you that I want to share a few things I really have been loving lately! If you read the last post you found out we're expecting and with that news has come a new sleep pattern for me. My new sleep pattern means I'm falling asleep way earlier than I used to and that obviously means I've become more of a morning person...
It's so delicious, I just can't pass it up! These new, refreshing flavors put a great spin on the standard "tea time" expectation, creating an exciting and unique experience. Each type of tea offering it's own distinct flavor and still complimenting my breakfast of cookies so perfectly, what more could a girl ask for?
After I finish up a cup of tea and a little journaling, I like to practice these 8 yoga poses to make sure my body is feeling energized, revitalized, and ready to take on anything the day has to offer. Once you start practicing each morning, it becomes an addictive and satisfying habit!
I usually begin with a little meditation while sitting in half lotus, preparing my mind and body for the day and for my yoga practice.
Half Sun Salutation is normally my next move in my yoga sequence, allowing my body to awaken and feel completely at peace.
Next I like to provide my body with a sense of power and strength by stepping into Warrior II.
Coming into triangle pose just feels natural and since it's a restorative pose, it's beneficial to practice daily.
After spending some time in triangle pose, I love slipping into a side plank, testing my body slightly and encouraging it to find strength and balance from within.
Now I like to give my body a little break and get into a pose that always feels like I'm lounging, the bridge pose is like a baby back bend and instantly relieves pressure and stress for me.
Next I like to flip over and practice cat/cow a little, allowing my face to relax and really embracing the small stretch I feel.
Last on my list of daily yoga moves is high crescent lunge, allowing my chest to really open and feel the stretch and preparing my mind for a day full of energy.
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