Yoga has been used for millennia as a means of rejuvenating the body and refreshing the mind. It is a powerful tool in bodily rehabilitation, improving flexibility and strength, as well as providing a mental break so many of us often need. Here are a few simple yet effective routines to get your body moving and your brain relaxing.

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.

All of the poses are demonstrated in the photo carousel to the right.

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!