Why Do I Wake Up Early To Do My Yoga Routine

Why Do I Wake Up Early To Do My Yoga Routine

I’m a Morning Person

I know that many people aren’t exactly the morning type and you shouldn’t really talk to them when they wake up, it’s better to wait until after they had their cup of coffee.

Well, I’m not that type. I love to wake up early and start my day when the sun is out, having as much daylight as I possibly can. I love it when I wake up early and to hiking with my husband and our dog when we get back home and it’s only 10 AM it feels like we have the whole day ahead of us and we already managed to get a lot done.

Daily Schedule

Usually, I try to plan my daily schedule one day in advance, that way I have a clear idea of what are the things that I need to get done. I know that if I don’t plan my day then it won’t be a productive one and I can find myself eventually trying to do many things but not getting anything done.

When I get the most important things done first thing in the morning I feel great because then I don’t think about it all day because I know I’ve already done it.

When I leave my most important things to the night time I feel frustrated because I’m tired and want to sleep, but I know there are things I need to do. So it’s very upsetting when I leave things to the last minute.

I know that for everyone it’s different, my friend’s most productive hours are after 8 PM. When we were studying together for exams it was always difficult to find a good hour that we both liked. I would prefer to meet at 9 Am but she wanted to meet at 5 PM. So usually we would compromise to meet after lunch. 😉

My Yoga RoutineWhy Do I Wake Up Early To Do My Yoga Routine

Regarding my yoga routine, it’s not a ‘task’ that I need to get done in the morning when I wake up. I know that whenever I do yoga in the morning, even if it’s a 10 minute or 30-minute practice, my whole day looks different. I’m more motivated, I feel good, I have energy and I’m relaxed. But when I don’t practice yoga in the morning and don’t practice at all I feel more tired and not full of energy.

When I practice yoga in the evening it also has a nice effect of relaxing after a long day of work. It helps me calm down and get ready to end the day and go to bed. Usually, I go for a run in the evening so I know that morning time is the best time for me to do my yoga routine.

Are You a Morning Person? Or Are You More Productive At Night?

My most productive hours are in the morning after I wake up, I love to get things done as soon as possible and not leave anything for the last minute. I love to do my yoga routines in the morning because it gives me a great boost of energy for my day ahead (also because in the evening is the time I go running and do other sports activities).

What are your most productive hours? When would you prefer to practice yoga? Morning, evening or at night?

Let me know in the comments below and I will be glad to read and reply. 🙂



  • Wenda

    Paulina, I completely agree about the morning thing. I love the mornings, I am more creative and certainly more motivated. I like your idea of planning your day a day in advance. I do most of my writing in the morning and I’ve recently finished 2 projects I was working on and now that they are done, I noticed that my mornings … while full… didn’t feel very… I haven’t felt like I accomplished anything. You’re post reminded me that I need direction. I have lots of pages and lists, and I’m going to go back to a PLAN… start a new project, that will give me direction! THANKS

    • Paulina

      Hi Wenda,
      Planning a day in advance helps me feel more organized and focused because when I know the things I want to do I get right to the task instead of saying to myself “well, I can always start tomorrow”.
      There is no better time to start than now 😉

  • Ravi

    Hi Paulina,

    Great post as usual! When I ‘gym’ out at mornings and it indeed sets the tone for the day. I need to shift more times to mornings though.

    Waking up early is something a lot of famous and successful people do also. The ancient yogis of India practiced yoga in the early mornings. They called the period ‘Bramhamutra’ (my spelling may be a bit of lol)…and according to them there are spiritual benefits to doing yoga that early in the morning.


    • Paulina

      Yes I heard a lot about the fact that yoga in the morning is important in order to connect to nature, but I haven’t really did my research about this… Maybe I will write a post about this in the future 🙂

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