Ella Mills, who’s the entrepreneur-food blogger-influencer-author extraordinaire you know as Deliciously Ella, recently told The Cut in an interview that she used to wake up to “a vortex of stress at 6 a.m.” (ahh, the power of the push notification). That is, until she found yoga.
“My alarm goes off and I go to yoga from 6:30 to 7:30,” says Mills. “That’s the first thing I do every single morning. No matter how I’m feeling. I find that it gives me a really good mindset for the day and a real sense of positivity.”
“It gives me a clarity and a peace that nothing else does.”
It’s a much healthier replacement than grabbing her phone and scrolling through her emails and to-do list as soon as she wakes up—though she says she does that post-yoga. And Mills also notes that the vinyasa practice brings her head to a better space in which to do so.
“I’ve felt myself become stronger because I have a mental connection to [yoga],” she says. “It gives me a clarity and a peace that nothing else does. There’s the idea of physically making space which mentally allows me to make space too.” Makes sense considering the calm you feel post-savasana. Knowing your body can do all those bendy poses definitely leads to feeling like you can conquer anything.