Amy Eberhardt, MPH, CYT, LMT, CPM, certified yoga instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center, has partnered with DeStress Monday to create a routine that you can do before you even put your feet on the floor. But don't take that to mean it's too easy and doesn't boast any health benefits.
"There's this magic moment between when you wake up and when your feet hit the floor and you're off for the day — especially for people who have busy lives," Eberhardt says. "In that little bit of time, you have the opportunity to do some stretching and take some nice, deep breaths. This is a practice even the busiest people can do for a few minutes first thing in the morning to positively impact their lives."
Hear that? No one has an excuse to avoid bed yoga. And if you think it's going to be some sort of balance-upside-down-on-your-mattress type of thing, don't. This is adaptive yoga, Eberhardt says.
"Rather than thinking of yoga as something you have to adapt to, you can adapt yoga to you," she says. "There are some stretches you can do lying on your back, on your hands and knees, or with your legs up the wall."