Yoga is one of the most popular practices on the planet these days and a pastime many look to in order to reduce anxiety and stress.
It’s used by medical professionals all over the world to help combat the likes of mental health problems, addiction and even chronic pain. So, in the world we currently live in, where addiction and mental health problems are at an all-time high, it’s no wonder more of us are turning to it.
But when is exactly the best time of day to do it?
Well, there’s great value in doing it at various times of the day, and it’s all really depending on what you want to get from it.
The Benefit of Morning Yoga
In the morning is a period where yoga is practiced most, and you’re much more likely to actually get it done if you schedule it in for that period, with other activities and delays in the day often conflicting with evening yoga schedules.
Morning yoga is seen as setting yourself up for the day and energising, which is why many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres schedule the practice in the mornings for their patients, ready to address the sessions ahead with a vim and vigour.
The morning is often the coolest part of the day too, which is more conducive to exercise, while it will also send you off to work or whatever you’re doing with your day in a much more positive mood.
The Benefit of Lunchtime Yoga
Lunchtime yoga is becoming more and more popular, particularly with those in white collar office jobs. It isn’t as beneficial as practicing in the morning or evenings, but there is plenty of value to it too.
Firstly, it’s good exercise, so it’s physically beneficial. Secondly, it’s a good way to enjoy some social activity with colleagues, but most importantly, it’s a great way to reset and refresh after a morning of work, giving you more energy and focus going into the afternoon.
The Benefit of Evening Yoga
A lot of stress can build up across a day and therefore many people love to practice evening yoga in order to destress and have a relaxing evening and trouble free sleep.
Evening yoga can help build bedtime routines, encourage weight loss and soothe any aches and pains you’ve been suffering with across a day. It’s also been proven to help reduce insomnia, allowing you to sleep and feel fresh for the morning.
Ultimately, think about where you suffer most, and how yoga can be beneficial to you at each part of the day to decide upon when it is best for you. There are advantages at all times, and it’s all about finding the right time for yourself.