So if you want to ease into your day with some stretches for your mind and body, try this rejuvenating 8-minute morning Pilates flow with instructor Chloe De Winter, founder of the Pilates practice Go with Chlo.
De Winter has you start on your back in a happy baby position. Next, you rock side to side, really feeling your hip joints and lower back warming up. This is particularly good for people who have a long day of desk-sitting ahead of them. Getting the blood flowing and muscles loose before sitting is a great way to prevent stiffness and soreness.
This session really aims to work your body slowly, from the bottom-up, De Winter says. You'll move from happy baby to cat and cow on your knees, and then you'll try bigger, broader standing stretches. De Winter covers a lot of territory for a quick 8-minute Pilates session.
Are you ready to put a little spring in your step this morning with De Winter? All you need is some comfortable clothes and a mat. An "early bird catches the worm" spirit is optional.
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