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From Sharp Health News, a publication of Sharp HealthCare

Looking for a peaceful way to wake up and get your body moving? Look no further than morning yoga.

Morning yoga is packed with benefits that can help improve both your physical and mental well-being and sets the tone of mindfulness, setting you up for success for the rest of your day.

Here are 3 benefits of morning yoga:

It awakens the mind and body.

Waking up with yoga can help keep the mind clear, sharp and present. By focusing on your breath and each pose, yoga can help you mentally declutter, organize your thoughts and be more mindful while completing your daily tasks.

It has many long-term physical benefits.

Yoga moves the spine and neck in all six directions, increases flexibility, improves range of motion and creates a better mind-body connection. It also helps lower blood pressure, increases energy, aids in sleep, boosts your mood and staves off the effects of aging by keeping you strong and agile.

It can be practiced anywhere.

While getting up early to go to a yoga studio can be challenging, thanks to online classes, you don’t have to leave home.

The VEBA Resource Center offers Yin Yoga Classes. Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, in which poses are held for two to five minutes, allowing you to get deeper than the superficial muscular tissues. Yin yoga is a great way to recharge and give back to your body, mind and spirit. Check out our calendar to sign up for an upcoming class.