There are plenty of gym workouts to help you you get rid of excess weight or pump up your muscles. We find a set of exercises that can do better than that: it will prepare you for the day, normalize your body processes, improve your mood, harmonize the work of your internal organs and straighten your spine.
Now we can guiltlessly lie in bed for a few extra minutes, gradually coming to our senses with these exercises.
Don’t get out of bed in the morning. Let yourself lie down and stretch a little. Remove the cushion from your head and wrap a towel over a pillow about 8 cm in diameter; it is better to do it the evening before.
Place the cushion under your head so it is just below your shoulder blades and throw your arms behind your head. The task now is to relax and melt on this pillow, like ice cream melting in the sun.
Smile with your lips and eyes and try to smile with your belly, your chest, your whole body, while still lying on your back on the cushion.
All other exercises are performed on the back with the cushion under the neck.
Put your cushion under your neck. Rub your palms together to warm them up and wash them by rubbing your palms over your face, forehead, and back of your head then going around your ears. Do the same for your neck, chest, and stomach.
Still lying on your back with the cushion under your neck, take your right hand over your left and, applying a little force, rub it from your little finger to your elbow and then lower your waist, twisting everything wrong with your arm. Repeat the same for the other arm.
Do the same with the legs, ’wringing’ everything unnecessary from them, first hold the toes and move the ankle to the crotch.
Lying on your back, with your knees bent, hold the left heel and rub energetically. Then push the sole where it touches the ground when walking – these are its roots. You can find them under each toe, on the sole, and on the heel.
Stretch your body with your fingers clasped and your hands behind your head. Raise your toes and lower your heels. Then slowly lower your arms and lower your fingers like a dancer. Repeat a few times.
Now we are going to do a sideways stretch holding the opposite arm and leg. Bend your resting leg over your knee and tilt it to one side as you turn your head toward your outstretched arm. Then shift your arm and leg and repeat.
Pull the bent knees towards the belly and support the arms to the sides, placing the bent legs to the left at the same time and turning the head to the right. Repeat the same with the other side. Do this as many times as you want.
For maximum efficiency, get out of bed and crawl a little on all fours, breathing on your stomach.
Now you are ready for everything the day may have in store for you!