Full Body Warm-Up
Benefits: Increases circulation, flexibility, and warmth in your ankles, calves, shins, hips, abdominal muscles, shoulders, and arms.
- Lie on your back with your legs straight out in front of you, your head and neck resting on your pillow, and your arms relaxed by your sides. Flex your feet and stretch your toes toward your nose while pressing your heels away from your body. Hold for a second. Point your toes away from you and bring your heels toward you. Continue flexing and pointing your toes 10 times each. (Shown Above)
- On an inhale, bring your knees into your chest, hugging your shins with your arms.
- As you exhale, release and straighten your legs to return them to the mattress. Reach your arms up toward the wall behind your head while simultaneously stretching your legs toward the foot of your bed. Repeat this move 5 times with your head resting on your pillow.
- Do the move 5 more times, now curling your head and shoulders up as you hug your shins and lowering your head and shoulders to the pillow as you stretch your legs and arms.