Oh, Monday. . . . Sometimes we’re just not ready for you. Most times, actually, I’d guess. If your Mondays–or any other day, for that matter–begin with bedhead, puffy eyes, and cranky mutterings, then this Sporty Stuff post is for you.
Yoga’s Sun Salutation is a multi-purpose wonder. It is easy enough for most anyone to do, and it only takes a few minutes. Try doing the whole sequence three times every morning. At first, you might find yourself doing a few more of those cranky mutterings. But honestly, this exercise takes such a short time to do, and you really do feel instant effects.
You don’t need to hold each pose for very long. In fact, you can even vary your speed for different results. I find that you can go through the poses quickly for an energizing wake-up in the morning, or you can do the routine more slowly and thoughtfully in the evening to help you relax and prepare for sleep.
Give it a try for a few days and post your thoughts here! Click the link below for a PDF file of the whole routine. Enjoy!
The first time I did this, the Sun wished me a good morning. When I started to do it a second time, the Sun got all up in my grill and told me it wasn’t blind and it saw me the first time. I told it to chill, that I was just doing what I was told. It looked in my eyes like it was Samuel L. Jackson and said in a intimidating tone “stop…now”. Needless to say, I stopped.
Wow . . . . As a coach, I have heard some creative excuses for not stretching in my day. But this takes the cake! 🙂