Morning Meditation Stretches

Before I sink into my morning meditation practice, I spend 5 minutes stretching on my pillow so I can feel more relaxed and less fidgety.  I have all of this built up energy and tightness from the mangled sleeping positions I put myself in that I need a way to release that energy before I can fully start my day. Stretching is a great transition from my sleeping state into my present sitting state.  This morning practice helps me feel more in touch with my body and allows me to go deeper into my meditation practice. One of my morning routines that help keep me grounded.