Excited to share with you my favorite 3-minute body stretch that you can do as soon as you wake up in the morning!
But first, why am I talking about a body stretch first thing in the morning?
We all know that waking up on the wrong side of the bed and getting a rushed start to the day where you’re racing out the house with un-brushed teeth AND glugging down your coffee in the car is a bad sign.
Everyone wants to start their day on a good note, which means waking up in a good mood, calm and centered and energized for the day, which isn’t always the case, right?
So why not give your body that stretch it deserves first thing in the morning instead of waiting ALL day long to go and do the exact same stretch at the gym after work?
Here are the steps to this 3-minute energy boosting body stretch:
STEP 1: Set a happy alarm 5 minutes earlier than usual
Your body responds to messages you give it, so give it a happy ring to wake up to! Download your favorite tune or nature sound and use that as your happy alarm sound. Set it for 5 minutes earlier than usual. Your body will thank you.
STEP 2: Start your body stretch as soon as you open your eyes
Often when we over-plan to stretch our bodies and take too long to pick out just the right exercise leggings or the right room to stretch in, by the time we are ready to start stretching we are demotivated or distracted or derailed….
So, carpe diem, seize the day by starting your stretch even before you get out of bed!
Laying down, simply stretch your legs out and reach your arms overhead and really stretch your body or sit up in bed and do the same, this time stretching your arms up to the ceiling.
STEP 3: Finish your body stretch right next to your bed
The KEY here is to honor these 3 minutes you have set aside to stretch your body.
So the trick is to FOCUS your attention inward, breathe DEEP inhales and exhales and stretch up to reach for the sky. You can clasp your fingers overhead to keep your hands together to deepen the stretch.
How will this 3-minute body stretch boost my energy?
You know how sometimes on a chilly morning you need to crank up your car a little more than usual to get the gas circulating faster?
The same is true for our bodies. All they really need to get going is a little kickstart for the day and a simple stretch as soon as you wake up will do it.
I bet you will feel different immediately and that energy boost will GIVE you the energy to make time to boost MORE energy. It’s a happy energy-boosting cycle!
What other things should I be doing for movement?
If you are tired of waking up groggy and achy, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me about more fast and easy ways to stretch your body back to health first thing in the morning.
I am here to help support you with more super easy energy-boosting body stretch!
To your health!