The solution? A good morning stretch is an excellent way to begin! Standing with feet shoulder width apart, reach to the sky. Welcome the day! A good deep breath to accompany your words of gratitude for the blessing of this day. As you exhale slowly allow your body to gently roll forward. Pay attention to keeping your lower back flat - like a table, as your arms come parallel to the floor. Then lower your arms to the floor and let your body relax. The weight of your head is a natural traction for the muscles and spine of your neck and upper back. Pause and take another deep breath at the bottom of the stretch. As you exhale slowly roll upward from the bottom of your spine, imagining the movement of each vertebrae as you lift yourself upright. Allow your arms to relax as you roll each vertebrae in your upper back and neck to an upright position. Finally raise your head upright to look forward to this new day!
And another deep breath as you delight in the gift of your healthy body. Setting your mind for gratitude and health, breath in clean air. How will you set your intention for this day? How will you make your body healthier and your mind clearer on this day? Is today the day to stop smoking, eat healthier or practice gratitude in every thought? What is your intention for the precious blessing of this day?