Centering your mind and body is an excellent way to start the day, try one of the beginner morning yoga moves below to get your day started off right! By the way each move can be performed right in bed, so no excuses!
Cat Pose: Cat pose is an excellent morning stretch for the back, opening up the spine and massaging organs within the stomach. While on all fours keeping your knees directly beneath the hips and head in neutral position look up towards the ceiling while inhaling drop you back down towards the bed or floor. Immediately gazing towards your bellybutton arch your back up like a cat exhale. Repeat for at least 1-2 mins.
Seated Twist: This move has been said to cleanse and refresh the body with the help of twisting action. Sit upright in bed with your legs straight out in front of you, bend both knees with your feet on the bed. Put one leg under the other with one knee pointed up towards the ceiling. Take the opposite elbow to the outside of the knee while using the your other hand to stabilize your body on the bed. Twist as far back as you can make sure to keep your butt on the bed, hold this position for one minute and repeat on the other side.
Bridge Pose: While on your back in bed bend your knees directly over your heels. Placing your arms at your sides with your palms facing down take a deep exhale and bring your hips off the bed. Clasp your hands behind you under your lower back while pressing your arms down. Try to lift your hips until your thighs are parallel to the bed, bring your chest to your chin and hold this position for one minute.
Nadia Murdock is nationally recognized fitness coach, published author and regular on-air fitness expert. She is living proof that her “train your mind, change your body” method works. After changing her own life via her own weight loss journey to a healthier lifestyle she became dedicated to sharing that power with others through her company Nadia Murdock Fit. Nadia has a B.A. in Psychology and taps into the strength and power of the mind when advising others in achieving their fitness goals. She also enjoys all forms of fitness from Kickboxing to Zumba and never goes a day without breaking a sweat.
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