via Ally Jade
I recently got a new writing gig at Examiner, where I’m writing about all things Nashville and Yoga. My latest article is on morning stretches with a rundown that you can pin to your wall, put on your nightstand or your mirror to help you remember to wake up and start every day as energized and refreshed as possible. Here are a few of the stretches:
Grab a pillow and tuck it under your hips. Slowly raise one leg in the air, and then the other. This gentle inversion will really help get your blood moving. Try for 3 to 5 breaths for each leg. Come to a cross-legged sitting position. Place the palms of your hands on your knees and as you exhale, round your back and drop your head to your chest for sitting cat stretch. Inhale and arch your back and lift your head into cow. This series is excellent for warming up your back and neck. Repeat about 10 times, always moving with your inhalations and exhalations. Sitting at the edge of your bed, place your feet on the floor and fold your arms. Slowly begin to fold over, letting your head drop. If you want more of a stretch, drop your arms to the floor and slowly straighten your legs. If the sensation is too intense, put a pillow in your lap to help cushion the stretch. Breathe. 3 to 5 deep breaths here.”
You can read the full article and leave any comments with stretches you love here.