By Tatyana Andryushchenko
By the end of the day do you ever think “I’m done! I cannot do this anymore.” That feeling that you’re about to fall apart, your feet are aching, your head is about to blow up. Finally, the worst thing is, you can’t fall asleep, which only means you’ll feel even worse in the morning! So, what are you going to do to make yourself feel better? How about some stretches?
After sitting and staring at the computer all day long we all throw our head back and move it from side to side to let our neck stretch for a little while. Sometimes we stretch in such unique ways, but we all do it because it feels good, doesn’t it? From just a five second stretch your body can feel sooooo much better, so imagine how great your whole body will feel if you stretch it before you go to sleep? Stretching will literally help you rejuvenate from your stressful day while you sleep. You don’t even need any fancy stuff for it, just your body and the floor.
So let’s do this!!!
Tip: With each pose, breath in and out through your nose, this calms down your nervous system
1. Sit on the floor with a pillow in front of you. Bend your left knee, bringing the sole of left foot to right inner thigh, extend the other leg all the way to the back. Bring arms forward and relax it onto the pillow. Relax and hold for ten seconds. Switch legs and repeat.
2. Lie face up. Bend knees and bring them to your chest, with both of your hands grad the ankles from the inside edge of the feet. Pull your knees out to the sides and back in. Now bring them closer to your shoulders and back in.
3. Chris-cross your legs and sit on the floor, place your right hand on the floor for stability and lift your left hand over your head stretching the left side of the body, hold for about ten seconds and switch.
4. Stand and slightly bend your knees, grab your elbows and bend down, relax, hold for about five seconds then drop your hands to the floor.
You’re done!!! That took…what… 5 minutes! Now for sure you will get a better night’s sleep and feel more refreshed in the morning!!! You’re welcome!!!