Cat cow stretch. Child’s pose and downward dog. These are just a few stretching exercised I do as soon as I roll out of bed. After 20 years of teaching dance (transitioning into something else..stay tuned) my body sometimes becomes very stiff. As we listen to our bodies, it’s crucial to give it the TLC as needed.
Make a promise to yourself to treat your body the best way possible. In my opinion, the best time to stretch is in the morning. You’ve spent a whole night without mobility which is great! Sleep is crucial. In the morning, stretching sets the tone for the day. It’s also an incredible feeling to relieve your body of any stress it might have from the day before.
- Stretching relieves stress
- Improves posture.
- Increase energy levels.
- Improves circulation to the body.
- And most of all, it centers the mind.
For those of us who sit long periods of time at your desk, take your well-deserved break. Perhaps this will motivate you to stretch!