So you did your stretches upon waking in bed to ward off morning stiffness. Next it’s time for that wonderful cup of coffee. Personally, I enjoy this wake up time with a crossword puzzle and a little light motivational reading.
But when finished, I go to get up and there it is again–the tightness in the hips and lower back just from sitting. Therefore, I’ve added 5 to 10 minutes of Tai Chi moves or Qigong after my coffee to further unlock tightness and get ready for the day.
Both of these ancient practices provide an easy, be-kind-to-yourself form of energizing the mind and body, unlocking the joints and muscles and re-balancing the body. Another added bonus is better balance, and some studies even conclude improved bone density.
If you incorporate these Tai Chi exercises for seniors into your morning routine, just like brushing your teeth, it will become a habit over time that will make a major difference in how you feel.
Give it a try… and here’s to FEELING GOOD!
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