Light yoga and mindfulness can completely change your day; they can help with ailments from anxiety to pain to high blood pressure. Fortunately, Monique Schubert, Lead Yoga Faculty for Kripalu Center for Yoga + Health, shows us how easy it is to incorporate a mindfulness routine into your morning — before you even get out of bed.
3) Take a few slow, smooth breaths.
Starting the day with a few minutes of breathing through the nose can set the ground for a more easeful day, one in which we can respond from a calm and centered place. Since breath is always with us, this is one practice you can take with you as you get ready for the day.
7) Twist the spine to the right and left.
Rotate to either side to finish stretching your back to finish moving the vertebrae through all the vital directions while helping to foster and maintain mobility and provide natural lubrication to the spinal column. Repeat as needed.