This 10 Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Day

Liv Lo, founder of Stretch City

A morning routine is a powerful way to set the tone for the kind of day you want to have.  

This year – I started waking up early an hour early, on purpose  – and it’s absolutely changed my life. If you feel stressed in the mornings, in a rush, not taking care of yourself. If you are groggy and low on energy – this 10 minute routine will revitalise you and transform the way you feel.

I’m always looking for new ideas – so I reached out to Liv, a successful yogi and founder of Stretch City, to share tips on how to activate our body and mind. I said to her:

“Liv, for people who are ready to start feeling better, who want more energy, who want to wake up feeling excited about the day – what kind of yoga stretches do you recommend?”

Liv invited me to her home and showed me a simple morning routine that you can do from bed, before you even get up! It involves a few simple yoga stretches with a mediation break. I was so excited to share this with you – I think you’ll love it and I know that this simple routine can have a massive impact on the way you feel.

Click through the gallery below for the step-by-step guide to feeling great…

1. Good morning sunshine!

1. Good morning sunshine!

Your alarm just went off. Don’t hit snooze – instead activate your body with a good long stretch. Point your toes and pull your arms back. Stretch as long as you can for a count of 15.

Set the alarm 10 minutes early tomorrow! It’s going to be an awesome day!

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An awesome day begins with an awesome morning!

I can’t wait for you to try this yourself. When it transforms your day – and I know it will – make sure to share it with your friends and loved ones. They’ll thank you for it!

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Comments (24)

  • militza
    Nishi Reply

    I am a breastfeeding mum. Every time I try to get healthier with my food I notice my milk supply drops, how can I eat cleaner & reduce my calories without risking baby going hungry?

    militza

    Hi Nishi! Congrats on your little baby :) During this time, I personally would not try to reduce calories. Enjoy your meals, eat the most nutritious and delicious foods that will give your hard working body everything it needs to provide for you and your baby!

  • militza

    Love the site very easy to read.
    Thank you

  • militza
    Braxton Reply

    What a great post! Thank you so much for this. Is there any way to describe more in depth Step 5 Leg & Hip Stretch or perhaps a link to a more detailed description/photo/video? I’m having a hard time figuring out exactly what she’s doing. Thanks!

    militza

    Hi Braxton! So happy that you’re enjoying it – hope you’ve kept it up and it’s making the mornings better for you! The stretch before Step 5 has you in a crossed-legged position. From there, stretch one leg behind you – move slowly and find what’s comfortable. You should feel the stretch across your hip. If you can reach behind and grab your ankle to lift.

    I love your idea of doing a video!! Thanks for that tip :)

  • militza
    Nick Reply

    Hi, Love this, but is there a format that i can print out to have at hand in the mornings and not having to get up, turn computer on, finde website and click the pictures each time for the first few times i do it??

    thanks

    militza

    Hi Nick! I’ve been working on doing just this! I’ve got you covered! This stretch routine has been a favorite of the Morning Person students, I’ll try to make it easier, but for now keep it up! :)

  • militza
    Judith Reply

    Shall try this ;) I’ve been having real trouble getting out of bed.

  • militza
    Andrea Reply

    Oh wow … Yes!! I flick through loads of sites and links reading interesting articles thinking it would be great to do xyz but never really finding anything that sticks. However for past few mornings I have been doing Liv’s bed stretches and totally LOVE them. What a lovely gentle way to wake. I have started doing more excerice recently so a morning stretch is heavenly. I have signed up to your morning programme so look forward to discovering more treats along the way :)

  • militza
    Irina Reply

    Dear Militza,

    I love this 10 minutes routine. I took your “How to become a morning person” course and this is what really stuck.
    I am extremely excited that you are starting another round of this course because I also want to practice all the other tips and tricks for morning bliss and transform them into habits.

    Thank you so much and have a great day! :D

  • militza

    I started doing this today and also the water with lemon thing, and it already felt great! Looking forward to tomorrow!

    militza

    Great Penelope, keep it up!!

  • militza
    lilybeth Reply

    Love this! We have been hosting a series of meditation woworkshops lately I plan to share this at our next one!

    militza

    Hi Lilybeth! That’s awesome! would love to hear how it goes! :)

  • militza
    Theresa Reply

    So, where can we find the gallery to see what the routine is? The page is blank.

    militza

    Hi Theresa – hover over the picture itself and you’ll see the arrow for the gallery :)

  • militza

    That’s wonderful, but somehow I think my partner might not appreciate it so much. :)

    militza
    beverly buckner Reply

    What do I get to detox my body of all the unhealthy food I have started eating more healthy now, so if you can help me thanks

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