Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Gently lean forward to stretch your low back and tight hamstrings for several minutes. It should not be painful. This will help loosen tight muscles in the hips and pelvis which cause low back pain. Breathe deeply and notice how good this feels.
Now slowly lean backwards to stretch your back to open up your tight hips and counteract the impact of poor posture. Use pillows to support your back while relaxing in a gentle back stretch for several minutes. Breathe deeply. It should feel good. This is a key restorative yoga pose.