Being a morning person may not be your thing but as most meetings and classes happen in the morning it would be pretty handy to become one from time to time. The secret to starting your day right involves a morning stretch completed from the comfort of your own bed! Early risers create time for themselves before anything can get hectic. This helps them focus on the day’s task from that point on. For a non-morning person the process needs to be sped up. This stretch will help…
In the first 10 seconds after waking up, sit up straight and clasp your hands in front of your body. Then curve your back while pushing your palms forward, and gently move your head from left to right to open up your spinal flexibility. Next, reach both arms over your head extending your upper body as much as possible. Hold for 10 seconds, nodding your head up and down at the same time.
Repeat the same movements with your hands behind your back, being sure to loosen your wrists in particular.
Coming back to a sitting position, stretch one leg in front of you for 20 seconds and repeat with the other to ease tension in the hips.
To finish, swing both legs in front of you with flexed feet and curl your upper half forward as far you can, holding on to your toes or the bottom of your feet.
Hold for 10 seconds to release your hamstrings for the perfect morning stretch.