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20 Reasons to do your Morning Yoga Practice

  1. The goal of yoga is Samadhi -Super consciousness- Imagine leaving the studio at 6:45am or 8am at your intellectual, physical and emotional best!
  2. Getting up with the sun is a sure fire way to jump-start your entire system, re-establishing your natural physiological rhythms with the Universe.
  3. A meditative repose resets the mind-body relationship, allowing for greater perspective and better choices to be made throughout the day.
  4. In conjunction with a live organic diet, live 10 to 15 years longer, not to mention a higher quality of existence while here!
  5. After several hours of sleep the body cools off and the organ systems' slow down. The entire body requires mind, body jump-start and a morning yoga practice is the safest most effective way to return the body to cruising speed. "A body in motion tends to stay in motion."
  6. It increases your metabolism. Metabolic rate is related to over all available energy in the body and for the body's ability to burn fat.
  7. Early morning is the time when cortisol hormone secretion is maximum. Hence waking up early in the morning helps proper stimulation of all body organs.
  8. Returning the body and mind to optimal operating conditions ASAP allows for less mistake.
  9. If well being and over all health is important to you.
  10. If you want to squeeze the most out of this life.
  11. Increased libido.
  12. Increased magnetism. Being attractive is being as alive as possible!
  13. Great attitude.
  14. Gain an advantage over the competition before going to work.
  15. The proper alignment of mind, body and the world allows for optimal efficiency and endurance.
  16. Conflict resolution is no problem when you're at your present best.
  17. Increased cardiovascular strength. Reestablishing normal breathing patterns are also closely related to a normal heartbeat, which is then connected to healthy thinking patterns.
  18. The breath, the heart and the relaxed mind are fundamental to our yoga practice.
  19. It feels good to be on top of the world first thing in the morning!
  20. If you establish your early morning practice the best of everything becomes possible!

A natural teacher, metaphysician, and athlete; Thomas has spent his career teaching movement, acting, and presence.

His love of yoga and his years of study with Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, and Saul David Raye have encouraged him to deepen his own commitment to the path and enabled him to further embody the teachings in a very practical, day-to day way.

Discovering esoterics, healing and anatomy since the age of 19, Thomas has studied Buddhism, Esoteric Christianity, and has been a Fourth Way (A sufi inspired teaching) practitioner and teacher for more than 20 years.

Using the primary elements of presence, asana and pranayama, Tom encourages his students by helping them create a dynamic moment-to-moment experience filled with mindfulness, integrated movement, and ultimately, transformation.

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