Mornings can be rough—even if you’re a “morning person” and even when you get a solid eight hours of shut-eye. After all, most of us have to set an alarm and blast through a morning routine rather than wake up to our own body clock and relax under the covers.
Yet taking just five minutes to stretch before you make the coffee, jump in the shower, or do whatever else it is you do in record time every morning can pay off big-time. Starting each day with intention, movement, and a few deep breaths can be a game changer.
Need a little inspo? We asked some of our favorite yoga teachers to share their favorite morning stretches. Here’s what they say leads to more productive and happy-making days.