Yoga is good for your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. However, to gain maximum benefits from yoga, it is always good to practice it at the right time. But when is the right time? Evening or morning?
Advantages of morning yoga
- It provides relief from aches, pain, and stiffness. Yoga in the morning is the best way to kick start your day.
- Yoga boosts your metabolism, maintains your sugar level and promotes better digestion throughout the day.
- Yoga lifts your mood and ensures mental sharpness. Morning yoga decreases your anxiety and stress level throughout the day. It keeps your mind and body calm.
- Practicing yoga in the morning provides time to connect with yourself before you enter a chaotic day.
Advantages of an Evening Practice
- An evening yoga practice is best to also help you wind down after a busy day, especially with a calming practice that involves some twists, but mainly forward folds, such as seated forward bend and inversions.
- Practicing suitable yoga poses in the evening can help ease the stress of the day and fight insomnia.
- It can even turn a bedtime routine that can get your mind and body refreshed, helping you fall asleep faster.
- Wrapping up your yoga practice with meditation can further prepare your mind and body for a deep sleep.
- A regular evening practice can also help with unhealthy practices that you’re trying to avoid – such as snacking or watching television.
It is up to you to choose when you want to practice yoga. Whenever you choose to do it, remember to keep your mind calm and relaxed. Find a quiet place and try to focus. The only time when one should avoid doing yoga is immediately after meals. Rest for at least two hours after eating your food before you practice it.