So you don’t have time for yoga, but you’re tired of your body feeling stiff and achy.

Here are 3 stretches you need to be doing every day.
1. Your spine moves in 6 directions. If you are able, move it in all 6 every day.

You can do this sitting down, laying down, standing up, with or without the support of a wall or props.

Yes, I’m counting this as 1. I’m cheating, so what.
Here are some passive ways to move your spine.

Use a pillow or bolster to twist over, side stretch over, or come into a slightly arched back.
Here’s how you make the most of your spinal twists.

Remember, it’s about twisting your spine any amount in both directions not how far you can look over your shoulder.
2. Stretch your hamstrings. You can do a forward fold (knees bent or straight).

Puppy dog at the wall or on the back of a chair.

You can also lie on your back and use a yoga strap to stretch one leg at a time.
I break down how to forward fold even if you can’t touch your toes in this video.
3.Your hip flexor is the muscle that helps lift your leg to walk and bend at the hip to sit. It gets really tight and short from you never moving it in the opposite direction which usually leads to back pain. Try lunges, bridge posture, dancer with a strap or King Arthur posture.
I have a 17 minute YouTube class on tight hip flexors but you don’t have time to do yoga.
When you don’t move your body in its full range of motion it’s bound to get stiff and achy.

Stretching and strengthening your muscles (*cough cough* yoga) helps with your posture and overall wellness.

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Hi! I’m Jasmine. I’m a trauma-informed yoga instructor with my own line of mats and props. I think most people found my YouTube at the end of the thread but folks have been asking if I have IG: @withjasmineallen

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11 Jan
We’re talking about negative self talk in class this week and I’m encouraging my students to identify where that voice is rooted.

You didn’t come into the world thinking you weren’t good enough. You learned it somewhere.

Unfortunately for a lot of us, it came from a parent.
Adopting negative self-talk from your parents doesn’t have to look like your parent saying mean things to you all the time, it could be withholding love if you don’t perform a certain way, or comparing you to siblings, or just observing a “rebellious” sibling get mistreated.
Children need to know that they are safe and loved no matter what they do.

When they don’t have that safe harbor, some children “rebel” other children change their behavior in hopes to return to safety.

They internalize that they have to be a certain way to be safe and loved.
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