A life-changing morning routine in 6 simple steps

Imagine waking up at 6 am because your alarm clock gently wakes you up. You immediately check your phone, doing a quick check of your emails and social media. And before you even did the first step out of your bed, your mind is already concerned with all the to-dos of the day. You brush your teeth, then rush to drink a cup of coffee before getting off to work. In between, you continue to check your newsfeed and Instagram. Probably a regular morning routine like most of us are familiar with.
But there are more ways to make your morning more relaxing, healthy and Zen. Making the following six steps a habit will easily benefit your body, your soul and your mind and helps to make your Yoga lifestyle holistic and more complete.

In just a few simple ways, this morning routine will provide you with maximum energy and vitality throughout the day and eventually ultimately prepare you for your morning yoga session on the mat. Let’s begin with number one which is an essential habit for a healthy rhythm of our body’s internal clockwork.

  • Waking up early and without alarm.

Train your body to wake up early. As your body should have around 8 hours of sleep every night, a prerequisite for this is – of course – that you went to bed early the night before. Ideally, it should be no later than 11 pm. To allow your body to wake up according to its natural rhythm, try to not set any alarm clock. Getting up without alarm trains your system to regain its natural function of waking up when it has gained enough recovering sleep – which should be usually between 6 am and 8 am.

  • No-phone-in-bed rule

For most people, waking up in the morning and switching on their mobile phone is the first thing they do, even when still in bed. But try to allow your normal body functions and your hormones to slowly tune in again without electric radiation. As we expose ourselves with a lot of electronic devices during the day, this influences your natural balance of hormones.

  • No-phone-in-bed rule

For most people, waking up in the morning and switching on their mobile phone is the first thing they do, even when still in bed. But try to allow your normal body functions and your hormones to slowly tune in again without electric radiation. As we expose ourselves with a lot of electronic devices during the day, this influences your natural balance of hormones.
So, gift yourself with those precious minutes after waking up. No radiation in bed and no outside information for those sacred, peaceful moments of the day. Because this is a time of being still in that state between dream and day.

  • Oil Pulling

Also, make oil pulling (known as gandusha in Ayurveda) a regular routine every now and then.

According to Ayurvedic science, oil pulling draws the toxins out of your mouth and cleans the oral cavity. Oil pulling is also said to have a lot of benefits: It eliminates your bad breath and reduces inflammation. It boasts your immune system, heals bleeding gums, kills candida, and treats tooth decay. Using virgin coconut oil is perfect for this practice, because it has strong antiseptic characteristics and its taste is quite good. But you can also use some sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil if you prefer.

Oil pulling is simply done by swishing a good teaspoon of oil in your mouth for around 15-20 min. You can do it while showering for example. Please note to spit out the oil into the trash after using it in your mouth. Never pour it down the sink as it will clog the plumbing, and harmful bacteria will accumulate in the groundwater.

  • Make your bed

While doing oil pulling, you can already start with the next step: Making your bed. It is only a small effort – but with big results. It not only lets your bedroom look more tidy and neat. It’s also your first quick win of the day. You’ll immediately feel glorious after doing it and start into your day more positive. Promised.

  • The lemon-water-morning-ritual


According to Ayurvedic teachings, warm lemon water in the morning helps flushing out the Ama (toxins) in your body. In Ayurveda, Ama is considered as being the underlying cause for many kind of illnesses. It’s consisting of either sticky bile resulting from bad dietary habits and poor digestion or environmental toxins accumulating in the body.

The warm lemon water morning ritual is considered to help preventing and reverting disease by cleansing out those toxins and making your body more alkaline. Warm lemon water also helps to bring your digestive system back on track and is a true metabolism booster.

So after getting up, simply make drinking lemon water a routine like brushing your teeth. To do this, just drink a glass of warm water with the juice of half of a lemon every morning.

  • After your morning routine

This morning routine will set the foundation for the rest of your day. Take this precious time for yourself. Maybe you want to create now, start your daily Yoga practice, sit down to meditate, or go off to work. Whatever it may be, have a wonderful day.

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