Morning Stretches To Win The Day
You might be missing morning stretches.
The early morning hours can be tough: our beds are warm, joints a little stiffer, and it may very well still be dark outside. But let’s reframe how we think of mornings for the sake of this topic. Make these wee hours of the morning your golden opportunity; your chance to set the tone for the rest of your day.
How will you capture your morning and dominate the day?
Try these energizing GymnasticBodies mobility exercises every morning; harness your power for the day, and see the influx of your overall positivity.
After spending – hopefully – eight hours of restful shut-eye, chances are that you will wake up with some degree of stiffness in your back; a nasty side-effect of a long slumber.
Since the long slumber is necessary to help you recover and to give you energy to you can conquer your morning, and your day, we’ve realized the importance of morning routine.
Luckily, early morning back stiffness can be eradicated with one simple exercise. The seal rock can turn even an iron rod spine into a mobile and pain-free one.
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Offering a gentle stretch to restore fluidity to your vertebrae, the seal rock can really break up the tension that’s been accumulating through your body overnight. While most stretches tend to cause a certain degree of discomfort, this exercise feels really good.
We’ve all felt it after waking up. That kink in the neck. That Stiff hip. Wouldn’t it be nice to stretch these both out at the same time?
Well, the good news is that you can!
With this little known exercise known as the Table you can open up your biceps, chest, and shoulders simultaneously with your hips. And the best part, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your room to do it.
The Gymnastic Bodies Table hold can be thought of as the reverse motion of sitting. So, if your day involves a lot of sitting, then tables should indefinitely be a part of your morning routine.
Pancake Stretches For Breakfast
Some people like to start off their morning with a fluffy, warm stack of pancakes drizzled with syrupy goodness. At GymnasticBodies, we like to start our day off with pancake stretches.
You can't eat them, but theyt will help you win your day. Of course, we are talking about the pancake shoulder stretch from the GB Middle Split Stretch Series. A refreshing release for adductors, or inner thighs, and hamstrings.This morning time goldmine will do wonders to help open up your lower back as well.
Important: If you have trouble sitting with your lower back straight, try sitting up on an elevated surface. If you struggle more with leaning to the side to grab your opposite side foot, then you can use a stretch strap or belt to fill the gap.
All great things were accomplished the same way: one step at a time. And with the right tools, your GymnasticBodies flexibility training will guide you every step of the way, beginning with helping you start your morning with a routine that will give you greater success throughout your day.