Eyes open. Out of bed. Feet on floor. Unfold my spine. Deep breath in. As I inhale, reaching my arms in a wide semi circle until they meet, above my head. Placing my palms together, I look up, leting go in my shoulders, not letting them creep up around my ears. My feet rooted on the floor, my legs strong, I look up pushing out through my fingertips. I feel the stretch run through my body. I feel muscles uncurl. I feel space take shape in my mind.
Stretching is an essential part of my day. As I write, I sit up straight in my chair. I raise my arms to shoulder height. I push out through my fingers. I feel my shoulders loosen. The tightness from typing in my hands and wrists eases. I breathe. Long deep breaths from my diaphrym. In Out. IN - 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 OUT - 1 - 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. I turn my palm up on the left and then the right, I twist my arms backwards. All the while breathing.
In Out. IN - 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 OUT - 1 - 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
Longer on the exhale than inhale. IN OUT.
Why don't you try these two really simple stretches and breathing exercises today?
I am linking up with Lisa Jo and the Five Minute Friday Community. I hope you will join us here.
That's it for now ...
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