Stretching isn't just for increased flexibility - it can also reduce stress, improve posture and help with body aches. How will you incorporate these quick stretches into your daily routine?
Start with your arms by your side and begin by reaching your right arm up over your head and your left arm towards the ground. Bend and lean towards one side, hold for 30 seconds, and move back to the middle. Repeat with the other side.
Start in a tabletop position with your hands and knees on the floor – knees directly below your hips and your wrist, elbow and shoulders perpendicular to the floor. Keep your head neutral at the center and look straight at the floor.
Round your spine as you exhale toward the ceiling, but keep your shoulders and knees locked in position. Release with your head toward the floor but don’t let your chin meet your chest.
Lay down with both legs extended on the floor. Then, lift one leg toward at 90-degree angle. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds. Do the other leg and repeat two to three times.
Place palms flat on the ground squarely under your shoulders, and bend your elbow, sticking them close to your sides. Hold the pose and look down on your mat – keep your hip bone glued to the floor, and inhale. Lift your chest as you inhale and roll back your shoulders while keeping your elbows to the sides. Keep your gaze on the floor. Hold the pose for a few seconds and slowly bring yourself back down as you inhale.
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