The Best Stretch For Beating That Pesky 3 P.M. Slump
Ray Bass is the associate movement and wellness editor at mindbodygreen and a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer. She holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania, with honors in nonfiction.
At mindbodygreen, we believe that movement is an essential part of life. Movement, like food, can be its own form of medicine—it can connect us to the earth, to our community, and to ourselves. That's why we created Movement Cures, a video series that underscores our bodies' ability to heal itself through movement. From common aches and pains to the occasional (or chronic) bloating, we're asking experts for their best answers to our everyday woes and sharing Movement Cures that can help you feel better.
The afternoon slump is nothing short of a universal office woe—and speaking from experience, it can be hard to shake. Energy dips in the afternoon are normal, but if you knew there was a natural way to lift your spirits, wouldn't you give it a try?
Cue the cobra.
A beloved stretch and yoga pose, this movement will bring energy to your spine and help you regain your focus.
Need a demo? Follow along as personal trainer and Flywheel instructor Emily Fayette breaks it down for us. Here's how to do a cobra stretch.
Oh, movement, you've done it again—curing ailments left and right like a modern-day miracle worker. If you're still looking to get your movement fix, check out all our Movement Cures here.
Ray Bass is the associate movement and wellness editor at mindbodygreen and a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer. She holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania, with honors in nonfiction. A runner, yogi, boxer, and cycling devotee, Bass searches for the hardest workouts in New York (and the best ways to recover from them). She's debunked myths about protein, posture, and the plant-based diet, and has covered everything from the best yoga poses for chronic pain to the future of fitness, recovery, and America's obsession with the Whole30 diet.