Doctors orders; morning stretch!

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A few days ago me and my fiance finally graduated from med. School! Now we are in Thailand for some vacation before work kickstarts in February. So nice to get some laid back time with relaxed days at the beach, yoga and diving! So beachyoga definitly coming up! Just had to share this great morning stretch first that I totally forgot to post 🙂

In the morning my hamstrings are always so stiff and I feel so unflexy, kinda like a box:) Theese are some poses I try holding for a while (after my warmup rutin ofcourse) to give my back, hamstrings and hips a nice stretch!

1. Standing split can be a tough one so I usually start against a wall and push myself up with my arms, almost lifting myself up to make my tippytoes touch the floor.

2. When attempting non assisted standing split I start by lifting on leg while my other knee is bent. Then I bend over and when my head reaches my knee I straighten it. Then I just lean a little bit forward, balancing on my hands while I try to reach as high as possible with my upper leg!

3. This forward fold is superyummy for thoos hamstrings! To get further I put my hands together behind my legs and slowly pull my upperbody closer to my legs. One breath at a time!

4. The next step is to get your head past your legs! This is how far I get now, but there is still work to be done:)

Challenge yourself with some yoga warmup and stretching in the morning, promise it’s a great way for your body to start the day!

Love Dr. Hedin ❤

Super-stretch!

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  1. Start by laying on the side and putting your leg over your shoulder. Keep tension in your core and your other leg to help with balance.
  2. Grab your foot and straighten your leg behind your shoulder. Help with your other arm for support.
  3. Slowly let go of your “upper arm”, flex your other leg and try to reach your foot for an even more intense stretch!

Stretch for lower back pain!

As I wrote in my last post, lower back pain can often be caused by muscle tightness which gives you an unhealthy posture. By stretching muscles that are either connected to your spine our your pelvis you can release tension and create a healthier posture which can work wonders on back pain!


Som jag skrev i förra inlägget så kan ländryggssmärta vara orsakad av muskelspänningar som ger en dålig hållning. Genom att stretcha muskler som fäster på antingen ryggraden eller bäckenet kan man lätta på dessa spänningar och skapa en bättre förutsättning för en bra hållning!