Morning Stretches To Do In Bed

May 18, 2022

Tip of the Week: Morning Stretches To Do In Bed

Start your day healthfully with this stretching sequence you can do in bed!

When we think of exercise, we often think of running, strength training or Pilates. Our flexibility is often just an afterthought. But flexibility is an important and beneficial part of physical fitness – and you can do it before your feet even touch the ground in the morning!

Every movement we make requires a degree of flexibility. Whether we’re doing housework, running or lifting weights, if your muscles are stiff and tight, it will be harder to do that activity correctly, and your risk of injury will be higher.

Stretching first thing in the morning – even before you get out of bed – helps increase circulation and relieves any leftover tension or pain from sleeping the night before. Breathing deeply and slowly stimulates your parasympathetic (rest-and-digest) nervous system, preparing your mind and body for the day ahead.

Try these stretches the next time you wake up. Put on some soft, relaxing music or simply enjoy the sound of the morning around you. Breathe. Allow yourself to physically and mentally arrive into your day in a calm and peaceful manner. (Especially if it’s a Monday!!!)

Feel free to share with your early-rising friends!

This Week’s Featured On-Demand Classes

Planning a hike? This week’s featured Mobility class is for you! Check it out, along with a few others I’ve uploaded to the on-demand library.

BodySculpt Express - All In One Upper Body Workout 5

Mobility Express - Pre-Hike Warm Up

Prepare your body for a great hike with this quick & effective warm up routine. 
Yoga Express - Quickie Energy Boost 30

BodySculpt Express - Strong Glutes, Sculpted Arms

Banded glute work, weighted arm exercises and core stabilization. Low-impact but high intensity. 
Mobility Express - Mobility For Golfers 10

Yoga Express - Wake Up Gently

This gentle class will ease you into your day with slow movements to awaken your senses. 

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