Most of us grab our phone the moment that we wake up then start reviewing our emails and social media accounts before we truly get up from bed. Unfortunately, seeing the list of tasks that we need to do or whatever updates in our social media sites even before the day starts can cause us to feel stressed already which is not really a healthy way to begin your day. Instead of starting your mornings with getting hooked to the internet, why not switch to a healthier habit and do some yoga moves while you are in bed? Sounds interesting? Well, here are some yoga poses for you to get started on.
In this yoga pose, you will need to start on all fours while you are in bed. Make sure that your hands are under your shoulders with knees in line with the hips. As you exhale, make your back rounded as if you are doing a cat stretch. You should curl your chin inwards too while pulling your core towards your spine. You should pay attention to stretching the muscles between your shoulder blades as well as your lower back in this yoga pose. Hold this pose for 30 seconds to help lengthen your spine.
You should start this pose by bringing your right knee towards your chest and hold it in place for a few seconds then let it drop over the left leg. Position your left hand on the outer portion of your right thigh then push down gently to add some pressure to it. Let your shoulders fall back toward the bed. You should breathe normally for eight counts before switching position.
Seated Side Bend
Another yoga pose that you can do in bed is the seated side bend. You need to go into a seated position with your legs crossed and your right hand on the floor while reaching your left hand towards the ceiling. On exhale, reach further upwards before reaching out towards your right over your head. Imagine raising your left hip off the bed to give your left side a nice good stretch as you bend towards the right. Hold this pose for a few seconds then release. Repeat on the other side.
Pillow Forward Fold
Get two small or a large pillow for this exercise. You will need to sit on your bed with your legs stretched before you. Place the pillow or pillows on your legs. As you inhale, lengthen your spine and on exhale, fold over the pillows gently while wrapping your arms around your pillows and legs. If you can’t fold comfortably over the pillows, you can add more of it if you like. Stay in this pose for about eight counts before releasing.
Lie back on your bed while bringing your knees toward your chest. Now position your hands on the outer blades of your feet then try to open your knees as wide as you can manage or until they are apart from one another as the same width as your shoulders. Make sure that your back is pressed on the bed as much as you can. Push your feet against your hands while pulling them toward you to create some resistance. Breathe deeply as you hold this pose for a few counts.
Legs Up the Wall
This yoga pose is quite simple to do as you only need to scoot over to the wall until your butt touches the wall then raise your legs overhead. Relax your arms on either side of you or just place them on your belly. Practice breathing while you are in this pose for one to five minutes until you feel completely relaxed.