Your kitchen sink can change your life… and I don’t mean washing dishes! The height of your kitchen counter is about hip level which makes it like a barre in a studio—perfect for stretches that elongate your upper body, spine, hips, quads, hamstrings, calves, and more!
So let’s get busy using your kitchen sink to stretch…
Give these 2 stretches 5 minutes of your time every morning while you are making your coffee or tea!
You will start off your day Power charged with increased blood flow and circulation that energizes your body. After regularly including these stretches in your morning routine, you may feel like you don’t even need caffeine to get your day started—it’s Assisted Stretching you need!
Kitchen Sink Elongator
Start by holding onto the edge of your sink with both hands. Stand arms-width away from the sink. While pulling away from the sink, drop your head in between your elbows, bend your knees, and push your hips up. You are elongating your spine, opening up your entire upper body, and stretching out your hamstrings and glutes.
Hold this for 15 - 20 seconds and repeat this stretch 3 times.
Kitchen Counter Hip Opener
Facing the counter, walk toward it until you are standing directly against the counter. Lift one leg onto counter, while keeping a slight bend in both knees. Facing the lifted leg, bend your upper body toward your lifted leg. Hold this for 15 to 20 seconds.
Raise upper body, but keep that same leg on the counter. Twist your upper body (while still holding onto the counter for support) in the opposite direction of your lifted leg.
Lean hips toward counter and hold this stretch for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat this same stretch sequence with your other leg.
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