Wake Up Stretch: A 5 Minute Yoga Sequence

Thanks to Charmed Yogi for sharing this great infographic! Even if you only have 5 minutes in the morning, a focused, intentional stretch can go a long way in starting your day off balanced, stress-free and pain-free. Here’s a quick sequence if you’re short on time or want ease yourself into a regular morning yoga practice.

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Here’s to a happy start to your day!

Power of the Morning Sun

I knew it would be tough, but this recovery thing is a looooong road! I am often frustrated that I can’t do as much as I used to, even simple things like walking the dogs any great distance or trekking to a lunch meeting across downtown.

Seriously folks, I am a girl who does not often slow down, so this is an ongoing lesson in patience. And frankly, I wish to hell it was over. But though I am sore by the time I crawl into bed at night, I remind myself that I’m slowly able to walk a bit further every week.

With that in mind, I’m trying to start every day on a positive note. The focus of my PT these days is strength and stretching, which makes me very happy, and the sun salutation accomplishes both of these goals. It is my favorite way to start the day, and never more so than now.  Continue reading