Even if you're a seasoned yoga veteran, you know how hard it can be to roll out of bed at six A.M. in the morning and do that first down dog. Stiff joints, hamstrings that haven't been stretched out, and groginess probably don't help to wak you up pleasantly.
However difficult it may seem, doing yoga in the morning helps to stretch out your entire body for the day and helps prevent spinal injuries, especially if you have a desk job. Check out this video by yogi Tara Stiles to learn a yoga flow designed to wake you up gently.
This routine stretches your spine, neck, lower back and hamstrings.