Is anyone really a morning person? You can enjoy getting a great workout without even leaving the comfort of your cozy bed.
A set of exercises that can do better than that: it will set you up for the day, normalize your body processes, improve your mood, harmonize the work of your internal organs, and straighten your spine.
Here are six exercises you can do without getting up.
1. Floating Stretch
Stretch your body with your fingers together and your hands behind your head. Pull your toes up and your heels down. Then slowly lower your arms and lower your toes down like a ballerina. Repeat a couple of times.
2. Muddy toes
Now we are going to do a lateral stretch keeping the opposite arm and leg. Bend the resting leg at the knee and bend it laterally while turning your head towards the stretched arm. Then switch arms and legs and repeat.
3. Ice Cream
Put your cushion under your head so that it’s lying right beneath your shoulder blades, and throw your arms behind your head. The task now is to relax and melt on this cushion, like ice cream melting in the sun. Smile with your lips and eyes, and try to smile with your belly, your chest, your whole body, while still lying with your back on the cushion.
4. Clean Up
Place the cushion under your neck. Rub your palms together to warm them and “wash” yourself by rubbing your palms across your face, forehead and back of your head, then circling your ears. Do the same with the neck, chest and stomach.
5. Wipe upward
Put your arms straight up toward the ceiling. Stretch them as high as you can. Rub each arm from your fingers to your shoulders. You want to cleanse all the negativity out of your life. Let it all go. Imagine that your hands are wringing all the stress out of your arms like a wet sponge. Repeat the same with the other arm.
6. Wipe it off
This is the same exercise as the previous one, but rubbing the legs. Stretch them up and then fold them one at a time. Get all your anxieties out.
Lie on the edge of the bed with your head and chest pointing inward. Bend your knees slightly and stretch your arms out in front of you. Lift your upper arm, pulling it outward. Rotate the spine as you do so, extending the arm so it doesn’t hang off the edge of your bed. Slowly return the arm to the original position. Repeat once. Then switch sides and do two repetitions on the other side.