Cats do it, dogs do it, but this is your own gentle reminder, people: A good, deep stretch first thing in the morning is one of the healthiest actions you can do to raise your energy levels, increase your blood flow, and sharpen your concentration.  Try this warm-up sequence of deep yoga stretches from our show Namaste Yoga after you wake up for a refreshing start to the day.

Check out the video above to learn some easy morning stretches, while relaxing your mind at the same time. Or, add these muscle-stretching moves to any yoga routine you currently follow.

Want a full, commercial-free at-home yoga workout? We’ve got TWO for you. Check out two different full-length routines from Namaste Yoga here.

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