Easy Seated Morning StretchCourtesy of Tara Stiles
For the first of these morning stretches, sit comfortably with your legs crossed and your back straight. If it doesn’t feel okay to cross your legs, try sitting on your heels instead. Relax your hands on your thighs. Close your eyes and take a big inhale through your nose and then a long exhale through your mouth. Set a nice, deep pace of breathing you can stay with for a while. When you are ready, open your eyes. Here are some more easy ways to make your morning routine instantly happier.
Cow Face Morning StretchCourtesy of Tara Stiles
Stack your knees on top of each other (left on top of right) and let your feet rest out to your sides. If this doesn’t feel good on your knees, don’t push or force your body into the shape, just stay in easy seated for a few more breaths. If you are comfortable with your knees stacked, take a few breaths here. You can either stay upright or rest your torso forward. Did you know you can use stretches to relieve stress, too? Here’s how.