BRING BREATH AND VITALITY TO YOUR SPINE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WITH 6 SIMPLE MOVES.
Follow along, gently using your inhales and exhales to initiate moving your spine through flexion, extension, lateral right and left side-bending and rotation or twisting right and left.
These 6 natural directions will invite in space between each of the vertebra as you decompress and ease tension, help you activate and coordinate left and right brain hemispheres and allow you 5 minutes to connect your mind and body to your breath. Deliver uncomplicaed, mindful movment to your spine before taking on your daily habitual postural habits and your spine will serve you better during your day. Try a folded blanket or pillow under your knees for support, otherwise, no yoga mat or props needed.
Pair this series of poses, before or after, with a 5 minute centering “sit”, that takes awareness inward - setting a focused mindset for how you will take on the day ahead. Check out my previous post for a simple Guided Centering Meditation.
Daily practice of these breath-centered movements will yield greater awareness about how you hold tension along the spine and in your breath, helping you to self-correct both off the mat more often!