Stretch for Good
When Mel first mentioned the possibility of offering a morning stretch, I thought it sounded like a great idea. "Sure," I thought, "Lots of people who wake up with stiffness or pain will find this helpful." I didn't really count myself among their number. I didn't think I had stiffness or pain, but as a card-carrying non-morning person, I didn't see any personal benefit. When the audio was produced and the music was added, I decided to go through it once to judge the overall effect. After all, what's ten minutes for a good cause? And what a good cause it has turned out to be, as I find myself joining the ranks of morning stretch enthusiasts! Maybe I like this stretch because it takes the same approach to mornings I do. It's not too long, so I don't have to drastically change my A.M. routine. It does not expect from me what I am unable or unwilling to do, but gently guides me into another day. For me, it is like exchanging my wake-up method of choice -- much like trading in a demanding alarm clock for a brief but effective healthy pampering session. I have even been seen smiling frighteningly early, at least for me. When you sign up for our newsletter, you will receive a link that will allow you to download the free morning stretch. This ten minute audio will gently guide you through some simple stretches, and help ease you into your day. You can copy the audio to your phone, MP3 player, or book reader, and start right from the convenience of your bed. Don't think of this as a chore, or something you must do. Instead, think of it as a way to pamper yourself, and literally start your day on the right foot. You can sign up directly from the main page. If you like using the morning stretch, please be sure to let us know in the comments. We love hearing from you!