6 Minute Morning Routine to Wake Up Fast

Energize Your Day with a 6-Minute Morning Stretch Routine

If you're not a 'Morning Person' and waking up and getting moving is rough, here is a quick routine to help you Wake Up & Glow.

Start Your Day with a Dry Brush & Frosted Peppermint Mist

Breathe deep and awaken your senses with a Frosted peppermint mist and a light Dry Brush session. 

*Wake Up & Glow Ritual from The Simple Spa Book 

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Relieve Any Pain and Tension with a Salt Stone Massage

Increase circulation and blood flow by applying  On the Mend body oil to hips, sides, lower back, and any sore spots. Then, take the salt stone and massage it in to loosen up achy muscles and joints before doing a few stretches:

Start Moving With This 6 Minute Stretch Routine

Forward Fold:

Begin the sequence by standing at the top of your mat with your feet hip-width apart. Inhale deeply, lengthen your spine, and as you exhale, hinge at your hips, folding forward with a straight back. Allow your head and neck to relax. If your hands don't reach the floor, you can bend your knees slightly. Hold this pose for 3-5 breaths, letting gravity gently stretch your hamstrings and lower back.   

Downward Facing Dog :

Step both hands forward and plant them firmly on the mat, shoulder-width apart. Step your feet back, keeping them hip-width apart. Lift your hips toward the ceiling, creating an inverted V shape with your body. Press your palms and heels firmly into the ground as you lengthen your spine. Take 3-5 deep breaths here, feeling the stretch in your hamstrings and calves, while also grounding through your hands.

Cat-Cow Stretch :

From Downward Facing Dog, gently lower your knees to the mat and come into a tabletop position. Align your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. As you inhale, arch your back, lift your head and tailbone towards the ceiling (Cow Pose). As you exhale, round your back, tuck your chin to your chest, and draw your navel in (Cat Pose). Flow smoothly between these two poses for 3-5 breaths, massaging your spine and awakening your core.

Child's Pose :

From Cat-Cow Stretch, sit back on your heels, extend your arms forward, and lower your forehead to the mat. Rest your hips on your heels and allow your body to relax. Breathe deeply and surrender to the comforting embrace of Child's Pose. Feel the gentle stretch along your spine and the release of tension in your shoulders and back.

Downward Facing Dog :

Press into your palms, tuck your toes, and lift your hips back up to Downward Facing Dog. Take a few breaths here, noticing any changes in your body after transitioning from Child's Pose.

Walking back to Standing Position:

From Downward Facing Dog, slowly walk your feet towards your hands until you arrive in a forward fold. Inhale, engage your core, and rise up to a standing position, extending your arms overhead. Root down through your feet, lengthen your spine, and lift your chest. Feel the energy and rejuvenation in your body as you stand tall and proud.

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