Do you know the feeling when you wake up in the morning and you stretch out your arms and your back as you get up? Of course you do. It is one of my favorite feelings. It didn’t take me long to realize that I could expand that same feeling to my entire body. Therefore, instead of focusing just on the arms, I incorporated full-body stretching in my morning routine. And now I am ready to let you in on my 10 minutes morning stretching routine. Let’s find out!


In a sitting position, with a straight back, I start by doing a simple “up and down” vertical neck stretch to get my muscles going. While sitting with your back straight, all you have to do is just tilt your head as if you are looking up, as far as you can go, then do it all the way down. As you tilt your head down, put your hands on the back of your head for added weight and try to really feel every neck vertebra stretching before moving to the next one. Repeat 3 times.


After that, I do side, horizontal, neck stretches. Switch looking left and right, slowly, while moving as far as you can go without hurting yourself. Do 5 times on each side.

Then I move to side neck stretches. Tilt your head to the right, gently place your right hand on your head and slowly push your head towards your shoulder without crunching. The goal is not to touch your ear to your shoulder, but to feel the stretch on the left side of your neck. Hold for 5 seconds, then do the same on the left. Repeat 2 times.



With your right arm stretched, rotate at the shoulder to the left and push with your left hand. Hold for 10 seconds, and switch to the left arm. Repeat three times.


Bend at the elbow and try to reach the center of your scapulas with your hand. Gently push with the other hand on the elbow. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch sides. Repeat three times.


Sitting on your feet with your knees together, stretch your arms in front of you and touch your hands to the ground. Stretch as far as you can go without feeling any pain or discomfort. Hold this position for 20 seconds, come up, take a deep breath and repeat for another 20 seconds.

Laying on your back, grab your bent legs and push your knees towards your chest. Hold for 20 seconds, let go, relax, take a deep breath and repeat for another 20 seconds.



With your arm stretched in front of you, palm facing upwards, the other hand grabs your fingers and pushes them downwards. Hold for 10 seconds, then switch arms. Repeat three times.

With your arms stretched in front of you, interlace your fingers and push forward. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat to the back.


While sitting with your legs crossed, with a straight back, lift your left hand up and tilt your body to the right, while bending the right arm. The purpose is to imagine you are reaching the wall with your left arm. Hold for 20 seconds, then switch sides. Repeat 4 times.


Click on here to see what other morning stretches you can add to this morning routine.

Let us know which one is your favourite morning strech rubies x

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