Start Your Day Right With These Stretches!
There is nothing more important than being able to start your day on the right foot. Getting your mind and body in the right place will do wonders for the rest of your day. One of the best ways to get your body prepared for the day’s events is to properly stretch your body. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel when you get your body and mind in the proper state.
The following article reveals 4 stretches you should be doing as soon as you get out of bed each morning. These stretches will get your body lose and your mind focused to take on any challenge the day may have. See the stretches below and be sure to pass this along to your friends and family who could benefit a good morning routine.
By Suzanne Bowen,
Upper Back Release
Targets the upper back and back of shoulders.
Standing with feet hip-distance apart, clasp hands and round upper back keeping arms straight and active.
Think about the shoulder blades spreading wide across your back.
Hold stretch for 2-3 deep breaths.
Targets the chest, front of shoulders and biceps.
Holding a wall, door frame or window ledge with left arm, step forward with left leg and turn entire body to the right especially at the hips.
Hold stretch for 4-6 deep breaths increasing stretch with the pivot at the hips. Repeat on the other side.
Targets the IT band (outer thigh), obliques and shoulders.
Standing with right hand on bed or wall, cross left leg in front of right leg, feet pointing forward.
Shift into the left hip and reach left arm up and over head, creating a long line from the left ankle to the left fingertips.
Hold and take 2-3 deep inhales and exhales. Repeat on right.
Seated Spinal Twist
Targets the spine, neck and shoulders.
Sitting on a chair or edge of bed with legs together, lengthen spine rotate from the waist, placing one hand behind you and the other hand on your outer thigh for support.
For a deeper stretch for the neck, turn your gaze to look over your shoulder as well.
Hold 2-3 deep breaths. Repeat other side.
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To Your Health And Wellness!