Five-Minute Easy Yoga to Incorporate Into Your Morning

By Indira Midha

 

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We’re all tired, tense and pressed for time. After all, we’re college students – what else is new? I’ve recently started taking five minutes each morning to do the following three poses; they help me feel stretched out and overall less tense in preparation for my day.

 

 

The Cobra

Yoga Journal states these are the benefits of this pose:

  • Strengthens the spine
  • Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen
  • Firms the gluteus maximus
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Helps relieve stress and fatigue
  • Opens the heart and lungs
  • Soothes sciatica
  • Calms asthmatic people
  • Increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini, according to traditional texts

 

 

 

Downward-Facing Dog

Yoga Journal states these are benefits of this pose:

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Energizes the body
  • Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
  • Strengthens the arms and legs
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with head supported
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue
  • Soothes those with high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, sinusitis

 

 

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Extended Triangle

Yoga Journal states that these are the benefits of the pose:

  • Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles
  • Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves; shoulders, chest, and spine
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Relieves backache
  • Soothes those with anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica

 

 

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