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I love movement in the morning. I need to move my body. If I don't, it genuinely has an effect on my mindset, my body and just overall day. Hence, my morning movement is essential. To give you an idea, this is essentially what my morning routine looks like.
6 am wake up. Bathroom, brush my teeth, splash water on my face and get in my workout clothes. Drink at least one full glass of water. Then I make my little Yoga Energy drink, which is completely new to my morning pre gym/yoga routine but I love it. Make that and drink it before I head out the door. Get to the gym/yoga studio. Do my workout/class and head home. I also drink tons of water while working out of any kind. Hydration is key. I get home. Turn on my kettle to make my hot lemon water. Shower, get dressed and ready for the day. Drink my hot lemon water while I do my morning meditation. Make breakfast and eat.
I'm a morning person. Mornings are my favorite, they're my most productive and I prefer to get my workout in as soon as I get up. In reality, some days I wake up full of energy and have a great workout without anything but water powering me and some days that just isn't the case. Those days my workouts just aren't that great. Even though I knew this was the case, I didn't want to use a pre workout - mostly because I prefer to harness my own energy and the one time I tried a little of an energy drink/pre workout I got all jittery and really didn't like the feeling. While I still believe in harnessing my own power and energy, I have a new perspective on "energy drinks" with this new Yoga Energy, I've been using.
Novo Vita recently released their new Yoga Series. There are all sorts of amazing products in this series and I am incredibly excited about it. The one product I am going to focus on in this post, though, is this Yoga Energy that I just mentioned adding to my morning routine. Yoga Energy is a very gentle energy drink. I don't drink energy drinks or anything like that typically but I really love this. I love it for four main reasons.
1. It gives me gentle and stable energy. I'm not bouncing off the walls when I drink this before I head to yoga or the gym, it just gives me that little boost I need. I genuinely saw a difference in my motivation, how hard I could push myself and my energy even after an intense workout.
2. It works for yoga. If I'm going to a power class or Vinyasa or some type of "intense", "harder" yoga class then sometimes a little boost is great. Never under estimate the intensity and power of yoga...
3. It's clean. There are no weird additives, no sugar, no dairy products, no sugar, nothing weird and unnecessary. As well, all the ingredients are plant-based. This is always why I use Novo Vita's products - I trust that what I'm putting in my body is clean and that goes for all their products, from vitamins to protein powders. With all of my supplements and additional products (such at this Yoga Energy, protein powders and vitamins) I prefer them to be planted-based.
4. It tastes amazing. Genuinely, it's delicious. I was worried I would not like the flavor (I typically don't like anything flavored when it comes to these types of products) but it is SO good. Sweet but not too sweet. It's perfect.
A little sneak peak into my morning routine and why morning movement is so important to me. If you aren't a morning person, then that's totally ok. Then evening movement might be what works for you. Do whatever works for you.