Story by: Claire Challen

A jog in the crisp darkness three minutes after rolling out of bed is a snappy way to wake up before doing your morning stretches. However, you could also choose to stay in your jammies and loosen up with five of my favourite movements while the coffee is brewing.

ARCH & CURL

Inhale, arch your spine, open your chest and look upward. Exhale, curl your spine and tuck your chin to chest. Repeat 20 times.

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WINDSHIELD WIPERS

Lie on your back with feet flat on the ground. Lower knees to one side while looking to the other side. Alternate sides, exhaling as you lower your legs and inhaling as you bring them back up. Repeat 20 times.

 

warrior lunge

WARRIOR LUNGE

Step forward into a lunge, keeping hips square/facing forward. Raise both arms overhead, pull shoulders down and away from your ears. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times each side.