Morning stretching can change the dynamics of the whole day: it helps relax muscles, releases any tension and stiffness, improves blood circulation, and increases energy. All it takes is 10-15 minutes in the morning to complete this simple stretching routine.
The only trick to achieving your goal is to repeat these exercises every morning, as consistency is always the key to success.
We want to show you some very simple but very effective stretching exercises. So tomorrow, instead of hitting the “snooze” button or enjoying a fourth cup of coffee, try some of the stretches in this article.
Effective Stretching Exercises
Stretching your neck is a good habit to get into. Keeping your back straight, gently tilt your head to one side, then back and forth. All movements should be slow and smooth, avoiding any pulsation.
If it hurts, don’t force things. You can also rotate your neck, but be careful not to overstretch your neck muscles.
Chest, Front Of Shoulders And Biceps
While supporting a door frame, wall, or tall dresser with your left arm, lean forward or step with your left leg and turn your body to the right. Make sure to rotate your entire body, including your hips, not just your back.
Upper Back And Back Of Shoulders
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart or sit on the bed, extending your hands in front of you and slightly rounding your upper back. Make sure to keep your arms straight.
Raise your left arm, drop it behind your head, and pull your elbow with your right hand. Make sure all movements are smooth, without pulling or jumping.
Stretching your shoulders and arms regularly is another very good habit to get into. Extend your left arm in front of your chest and pull it close to your body with the other hand.
Don’t force yourself to hurt yourself, all movements should be smooth and gentle. Repeat with the other arm. Hold for 2-3 slow, deep breaths and repeat with the other arm.
Lie down, raise your legs 90 °, place your right hand on your left knee, and turn your torso to the left. Hold for 5-6 slow deep breaths and repeat on the other side.
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