Planning your daily activities is definitely not the first thing you should do in the morning. You should focus on your body and mind instead, and this will bring your health at optimal level.
Randi Ragan, an author and yoga teacher, says that it’s really important how you spend those few minutes before your activities.
We’ll give you a hand on this one. Try these simple stretches to tone your body. And yes, you can do these under the covers, too!
- Full-body stretch
Inhale, place your arms over the head, while clasping the fingers together. Overturn the palms towards the wall, then away from you. Keep your knees straight, and your toes stretched. Hold your body in this position for 5 seconds. Exhale, and relax. Do 3 repetitions. This stretch will free and relax your body.
- Figure-four stretch
Bend your right leg, and cross the left foot over your right knee. That’s how you get the 4 done. Breathe
deeply for 5 seconds, and switch legs. This stretch increases the lubrication in your joints and glutes.
- Bet-to-floor stretch
Set your feet on the floor, and bend your knees. Reach for the floor with your hands, hanging them over your knees. Stretch your head towards the floor as well. Count to 5, and relax. This is a nice way to wake up, and give your back a nice stretch, and your brain will get enough oxygen.