For millennia yoga has been used for the purposes of relaxation of muscle and mind alike. It is, after all, a very powerful tool in that aspect. Here at Your Favourite Teacher, we aim to not only provide you with the necessary information to pass your exams, but also a means of dealing with the stresses that come with stepping into adulthood. So clear out some floor space and give these routines a go, to keep not only your mind, but also your body, in top shape!

Morning Routine

The morning routine is designed to wake your body up from the night’s sleep, and ready your mind and muscles for the day. It includes:

The Mountain Pose.
The Chair Pose.
Downward-Facing Dog.
Forearm Plank.
Child’s Pose.
The Cobra.
Warrior 1.
Warrior 2.

Evening Routine

The evening routine is designed to help you wind down and relax your mind and muscles before bed.

This routine includes:

Mountain Pose
Downward-Facing Dog.
Warrior 1.
Warrior 2.
Downward-Facing Dog.
Child’s Pose.
Corpse Pose.
Knees to Chest Pose.

Yoga for tight joints.

A full day of sitting and revising can definitely make your joints feel stiff and attack you with some pretty serious back pain. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a routine to try and combat the sedentary blues.

It involves:

The Hero Pose.
The Cow Face Pose.
The Cow Pose.
The Cat Pose.
The Knees to Chest Pose.
The Happy Baby Pose.
Downward-Facing Dog.
The Child’s Pose.

For the best results you should repeat each of these routines at least twice (each pose for each side, if so required) in order to warm up or relax your entire body accordingly. Spend 5-8 breaths in each pose, and really feel the stretch. What may feel difficult and uncomfortable right now, will feel like second nature in a few days. Enjoy!