Did you know that stretching your body can release endorphins and help improve your mood? Endorphins are part of your body's natural reward system — this is why we often stretch without even thinking about it after waking up in the morning or before we go to bed.
Taking some time to stretch is a great way to show yourself some love! Listen to your body, get bendy, and nourish your connection to yourself.
Stretch your back and neck at work today.
It's easy to start slouching at work, especially if you're looking at a computer screen for long stretches of time. Even if your job requires you to be up on your feet, bad posture, and ignoring your need to stretch can wear on your muscles and bones. Try these 2 stretches today every few hours and pay attention to how your body feels at then end of the day.
Place your feet together on the floor. Bring your hands together and extend them upwards straight above your head, breathing in as you do. Tilt your body to the right side, and look toward your right armpit, stretching your neck, and hold this position as you breathe in and out 5 times.
Chair Sit Stretch:
Sit up straight in a chair. Tilt your upper body forward until your chest is on your legs (or as close as you can get to it) and reach your arms toward the floor. Stay in this position for 15-30 seconds.
PAIR YOUR STRETCHING WITH AN HERBAL BREW.
Try making one of our all time favorite blends iced with a just a touch of honey.
Your tastebuds will thank you.
DRINK TO: Soothe aches and pains, calm the mind and boost mood.
It also naturally freshens your breath!
BREW TIPS: Add 1-2 teaspoons in 8 oz of hot water for 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey and pour over ice.