Here are 6 simple stretches you can do in bed, which will get the kinks out while improving blood flow and circulation. You can mix and match and do some of them, or all, depending on what feels good, and how much time you have. These postures, linked with breath, will also relax your nervous system so you can start your day feeling focused and alert.
Take 5-10 deep breaths in each pose.
*Always listen to your body and if something doesn't feel right, skip it. For serious injuries and pregnancy, please consult your doctor before starting any new routine.
Lay on your back and place a pillow under your head for additional support. Bend knees and rest hands on your lower belly. Breathe.
Lay on your back and hug knees towards chest. hands can wrap above shins, behind thighs, or anywhere they feel comfortable.
Bring soles of feet together and open knees out to the side. For extra support, place pillows under your knees.
Place feet hips width apart, with knees bent, then slowly lower knees to one side. Place a pillow between the knees for additional support.
Begin on hands and knees in a table top position. Lower hips towards heels. Knees can be together or apart. Arms can stretch forward, or keep elbows bent, depending on how your neck and shoulders are feeling that day.
Inhale as you raise arms overhead. Exhale as you lower hands in front of your heart.
Take a few moments to set an intention for your day. Feel. Breathe. Now get up and Be Awesome!
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