Do you ever wake up feeling stiffness, tightness, or even pain in
your lower back?
If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people do.
One reason is the support – or lack of support – of the bed you’re
It’s really worth it to make an investment in a good quality
mattress, boxspring, and mattress pad. Try to sleep on your back
or sides, not your stomach.
We just changed the mattress on our bed a few weeks ago. Wow! What
And – not to sound like your mom – change your sheets twice a week.
You’ll sleep better in clean sheets. If you could put your sheets
under a microscope after one or two nights of sleeping on them,
you would probably start washing your sheets every day. It’s quite
a jungle in there.
Another common cause of back pain or tightness upon arising is
residual tension from the previous day. Depending on your daily
routine, you may not have processed all the stress and information
overload from the previous day.
A great way to de-stress and relax is to follow the simple, easy
but powerful exercises in my Dynamic Flexibility program.
In “Dynamic Flexibility: The Secret To Healthy, Pain-Free Joints,
Limber Muscles and Maximum Mobility”, I home in on the most
productive, results-producing flexibility exercises. I show you
how to use dynamic, natural movements to improve your flexibility
and the health of your joints…so you are limber, loose and
I also teach you how your breathing and emotional state can
influence your flexibility…and how to leverage both to radically
increase your flexibility and feeling of wellbeing within minutes.
Now. here’s a very simple thing you can do if you tend to awaken
in the morning with a tight back. It’s actually an exercise that
has been around for ages. I use it whenever my back is feeling a
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Place the palms of your
hands against your lower back, fingers pointing down, thumbs
wrapped to the side.
Slowly bend back. As you bend, look up at the ceiling. Hold for
a count of two, then return to upright.
Once you’ve done this five times, you can add foreward bending
as well. Bend back, then bend forward from your hips, keeping your
Try to touch your fingers to your toes, or put your palms on the
If your back is weak or sore, you can place your hands on your
knees for support as you bend forward.
Do this gently at first, especially if you have a tender back.
Remember to breathe with the exercise: inhale as you bend back,
exhale and relax as you bend forward.
You should really feel a difference in your back after just a
few days of doing this flexion and extension in the morning.
When you’re ready to really loosen things up, as well as ramp up
your energy for the day, you can follow one of the dynamic
stretching routines I give you in the Dynamic Flexibility
This series will shake off the cobwebs, rev up your brain and
body, and get those lungs and muscles working.
After doing this routine consistently for just a week or two,
you will fins that any tightness will be history. And you’ll be
ready to take on your day…before you’ve even had your first
cup of coffee.
YYou Can Do It!
“Best Breathing Exercises: Transform Body Mind and Spirit with
Dynamic Energy Exercise!”
P.S. Getting older doesn’t have to mean increased stiffness and
loss of mobility, degenerating joints, or chronic nagging pain.
You CAN recapture the limber, pain free body you once enjoyed
in your younger days. And I have just the program to help you:
“Dynamic Flexibility: The Secret To Healthy, Pain-Free Joints,
Limber Muscles and Maximum Mobility”. For more information or
to acquire your own copy of the program, click here.
Copyright Karen Van Ness, 2011