Stretches to Help You Start Your Day

Child's pose
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Do you ever experience neck or back pain after waking up from a rough night’s sleep? If so, then some simple stretches may help you not only alleviate this pain but also provide you with an energy boost to take on the day. Here are some effective stretches to help you get an energized start to the morning.

Child’s Pose

Go down on all fours and tuck your knees up into your chest. From there, sit up and reach your arms out before placing them on the floor and stretching out as far as you can. This movement will stretch out your hips, pelvis, thighs, and spine.

Cobra Stretch

Lie on your stomach and place your hands next to your chest while ensuring that your elbows remain tucked in at your sides. Push up from the ground gradually, lifting your shoulders and chest while keeping your lower body still. This deep stretch is ideal for loosening your lower back and shoulders.

Neck Rotation

For this one, you can stand or remain seated. Start by looking straight ahead and dropping your shoulders. Once relaxed, keep your chin slightly lowered as you tilt your head back as far as you can without feeling any pain. Return to your original position before doing the same on the left and right sides. This routine should help you to alleviate neck pain and increase mobility.