Kitchen Sink Yoga

Here’s a great stretch to start out your day.  Most of us wake up a bit stiff from sleep.  My yoga starts as soon as I get out of bed, I have found creative ways to stretch as I go about my morning routine . Tomorrow while you are making your coffee or tea, use the kitchen sink for a juicy stretch and traction of your spine!

1.  Hold on to  your kitchen sink, lean your hips back, and straighten your legs.

  • Squeeze your shins (lower legs) toward one another to stabilize
  • Lift your arms, rib cage, and belly
  • Breathe as you lengthen your spine

2. Walk your feet toward the sink and bend your knees. Sit back as if you were sitting into a chair.

  • Lean back and traction your spine

3. Walk your feet in even closer and drop your pelvis down to a squat. 

  • Hang your hips down to stretch the muscles along your spine and your lower back.

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Please post a comment below and let me know how it goes!

Comments

  1. Hello Stacey, I love your kitchen sink practice – I do this quite often myself! xo, Ewa

  2. Looks yummy! (and a great way to stretch out those low back muscles). I sometimes do version of the first picture at my desk at work and also in my kitchen. Looking forward to adding the squat to the stretch.

  3. Yoga IS for Every Body. You don’t have to be religious or spiritual, flexible or athletic, to reap the benefits of yoga. We offer direct suggestions on how to breathe, where to place your feet, your hands, your line of sight. You take what you need and leave the rest behind. We share and transmit, to the best of our ability, our personal yoga practice and experiences. Beyond that, the yoga practice is yours; your personal experience, your truth.

  4. It is yummy Bobbi! Sometimes I push the wall or a table/counter top but I love hanging off the sink, it’s a different experience. Did you try the squat?

  5. Yes kitchen sink Yoga I have been doing it with out a name for years. I have been doing it now, today and everyday! Thank you for giving a name! You Rock! Have an amazing day! Namaste

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