|Do you ever wake up feeling so grouchy and tired you don't even want to go to get out of bed|
but your mom reminds you it's Friday so you go to school even though you're pretty sure
it's going to be a terrible, horrible, awful, no good, very bad day?
|Or maybe you woke up happy, went to school, and then absolutely nothing in your classes|
made any sense but you worked really hard and did your best and
still ended the day feeling kind of beaten down and very small?
|The birds have taught me it's easy to change my mood just by moving.|
Shake your arms, legs, and hips then make big circles with your shoulders.
Loosen up all of your parts, even your fingers and toes.
|Tuck your chin and slowly roll forward until your back is completely rounded and relaxed.|
With your arms by your sides, swing gently back and forth until you're as loose as a rag doll.
|Slowly roll back up then stretch your neck making it as long as you can then relax it completely.|
|Keeping your shoulders relaxed, gently turn your head to the left and stretch your neck.|
|Bring your head back to center and gently turn it to stretch your neck to the right.|
|Be careful not to turn your head too far in either direction because you might get stuck. Yikes!|
|Now stand nice and tall with your shoulders relaxed and take some long, deep breaths.|
I'll bet you're feeling better already and almost good enough to do your homework (just kidding).
|Raise your arms out to the sides and overhead ~ oops, keep those shoulders relaxed ~ that's perfect.|
Breathe deeply while holding the Mountain pose then slowly relax your arms back down by your sides.
|To end your set of stretches and postures it's important to acknowledge the work you've done.|
Slowly bow your head and softly say, "Namaste" (I honor the light within you and me).