am vs pm yoga practices : benefits of establishing your yoga ritual during different times of day

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

Setting up a regular yoga routine is beneficial because it creates a personal ritual and impacts your life beyond your mat.  Although traditional yogic texts promote the hours of 4am to 6am as being the time of day most conductive for meditation and yoga practices (when our mind is said to be at its stillest), in our fast-paced society it's important to find a yoga ritual that feels best to you and that you're able to commit to.

Yoga shows up in the way that we need it to most.  Our practices can be hugely energizing and stimulating or they can be divinely calming and relaxing.  Sometimes (ideally!) a combination of both.  A morning practice will wake you for the day and leave you feeling like you can take on your world where an evening practice will restore you and prepare you for healing as you sleep.  Whatever time you feel that you show up best to your yoga practice, you're setting yourself up for a healthier day; reduced stress, depression and anxiety levels; more balanced hormones; self-care....the list goes on.  And on.  And on. 

Yoga shows up in the way that we need it to most.

The point is to establish a routine to arrive on your mat as often as you can.  Trying to decide what time of day is best for your personal yoga practice? 

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