If you wake up listless or grumpy, or just don’t quite want to get up yet, here’s a simple Yoga Tune Up® pose that you could do before you even get out of bed! (If there’s someone else in bed with you, you may want to give them a little nudge to make room.) Stretching and strengthening the sides of the body will help realign a scrunched up spine and flush the organs with blood, stimulating and refreshing you and making the waking up process a little easier! (You can also find this pose on the 5 Minute Quick Fix for Lower Back video.)
Sarah Court is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Trainer, and the creator of Quantum Leap. She teaches public workshops, anatomy for yoga teacher trainings, and trains Yoga Tune Up® teachers worldwide. She developed and teaches her Quantum Leap continuing education program to make sophisticated movement science easy for movement teachers to understand and apply to their teaching.
Sarah received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s University. She brings significant clinical experience to her teaching, attracting clients and students with a desire to move intelligently, regain mobility, or manage chronic conditions.
Sarah is an award-winning graduate of Princeton University, and edited the Yoga Tune Up® blog for 5 years. She has been featured on exercise.com and The New York Times. Find her Yoga Tune Up® schedule here or go to her full website.