Your spine is so important to your health, to your spirit, to your physical alignment. It makes sense that at times your spine will be tight or condensed. It makes sense that it needs to be strengthened, aligned, and woken up…just like our minds. Today I want to share three simple ways to wake up your spine in the morning. I also have a short and sweet morning spine stretch in my app. Don’t miss that one!
This first thing you want to do when you wake up in the morning is to sit at the edge of your bed and take 5 deep breaths. Try counting to 5…hold for 5… then release slowly for 5. This will get your whole body ready to start the day.
Next, find a place close by to sit in childs pose. Stretch your finger tips out as far as they can go. Once you feel you are ready slowly walk your hands to the right and stretch there for a bit. Walk your hands to the left and repeat until you are ready. When you’re ready walk your hands back to center and slowly, one vertebrae at a time come to a seated position. Take your time getting up. Don’t rush this.
The third way to wake up your spine in the morning is simply getting your movement in first thing. I know that for some this cannot happen. You’ve got early morning commitments and I get that. Try dancing while you get ready. But any movement will do.
And don’t beat yourself up if it’s not what you expect. You will get there. You will begin making those mind body connections, I promise!
I’ve got a quick morning spine stretch class in my app if you’re looking for a little more direction. You can use it as many times as you need!