Ever wake up feeling a bit tense, like your body needs a good stretch to kickstart your day? We’ve got the perfect solution for you! Just adding a few stretches to your morning rituals will improve your flexibility, boost your energy, allowing your body to function properly for the rest of the day.
As morning ritual enthusiasts, we can guarantee you that although stretching may be an easy practice, it will help you massively. We all experience stiffness from time to time and for that, we’ve rounded up some simple morning stretches that we believe are essential to practice daily. Let’s get stretching!
4 Super easy morning stretches:
We’ve set up illustrative videos to make it easier for you to try out the following morning stretches:
1- Morning shoulder stretch:
- Join your fingers together
- Raise both hands upward above your head
- Stretch your rib cage by lifting up
- Hold for 15 seconds and repeat
2- Standing quad stretch
- Stand up and grab something stable
- Bend one knee and reach for your ankle with one hand.
- Keep your leg stretched for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.
3- Overhead triceps stretch:
- Extend your right arm above your head, then bend your elbow and place your right hand between your shoulder blades.
- With your left hand, gently pull your right elbow to the left till you sense a stretch.
- Hold for 15 to 30 seconds before switching arms and repeat.
4- Child pose
- Kneel on the floor with your toes together and your knees hip-width apart
- Lower your torso between your knees as you exhale
- Extend your arms along your torso, palms facing down
- Hold the posture for as long as needed.
So, there you have it, folks! Stretching isn’t just for contortionists and yoga enthusiasts—it’s the unsung hero of flexibility, mobility, and overall well-being!
Whether you’re reaching for the stars or just trying to touch your toes without toppling over, stretching is the key to unlocking your body’s full potential. It’s like a daily dose of sunshine to your muscles, keeping them happy, healthy, and ready for whatever wacky adventures life throws your way.
We say its time you embrace the stretch and create an upgraded morning ritual.