Burst Move – Daily Melt
- While seated upright on the edge of a sturdy chair, with your feet placed firmly on the ground a little wider than shoulder-width apart, bend your knees at a 90° angle so your toes are in front of your knees.
2. Take a deep breath, inhaling through your nose, then lower your chin to your chest. Let the weight of your head gently lower your chin to your chest as you slowly exhale. Hold this position for 5 seconds then raise your head up slowly.
3. Next, straighten your arms and place them between your thighs. Begin to bend forward from the waist, lowering your chin to your chest and reaching both hands down under the chair, “melting” (bending) forward from the waist. Allow the weight of your upper body to pull you toward the floor. Reach back with your hands if you’d like more of a stretch in the lower back. Hold this position for 15 seconds, breathing deeply throughout this stretch.
Repeat 3 more times. Deep breathing and stretching are two movements, which can significantly increase blood circulation and oxygen to working muscles-increasing your energy!
Burst Move Of the Week Challenge:
I want to challenge you to try this simple “Daily Melt” movement along with deep breathing whenever you are feeling the mid-day blahs-instead of grabbing a cup of coffee-grab some deep breathing and stretching.
Coach Sean Foy
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