Morning Stretches to Start your Day

Including some stretching in your daily morning routine can help energize you for the day. It can also help you go into the day with higher levels of confidence. This sequence can take less than 10 minutes, or longer if you want to stay in poses for a few breaths longer or repeat the whole sequence a few times.

Child’s Pose

This restorative pose is great for gently stretching out your hips, pelvis, thighs, and spine, all of which can be a bit tight in the morning. This lengthens your gluteus maximus, piriformis, other rotators, hamstrings, spinal extensors, and more.

Cat-Cow

These two poses done together can increase the circulation of your spinal fluid. This will help lubricate the spine, stretch your back and torso, and gently massage the organs in the abdominal area.

Downward-Facing Dog

This pose is great for the morning because it’s a mild inversion. It resets your nervous system, calms the brain, and energizes the body. This pose actively works your arms, shoulders, wrists, and core, while it stretches your hamstrings, spine, and calves. 

One-Legged Dog

This pose opens up your side body and your hips, and quiets the mind while developing confidence. This pose stretches the side body, hamstrings, and hip flexors while strengthening your arms.

Mountain Pose

This pose can do a lot for your posture, your confidence. Mountain pose works an assortment of muscles in your torso, legs, core, and arms. Even the arches of your feet should be engaged here.

By incorporating a quick yoga routine into your morning, you can turn inward before you start your day. You’ll give yourself a little “me time” before putting it all out there. Plus, you’ll stimulate your organs, your brain, your muscles, and your focus.


Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/morning-stretches

Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.