Adapting to lower bars - just lower them gradually?

I keep looking at my summer bike and thinking it's perfect, except for the towering stack of spacers under the (upturned) stem...

Partly out of vanity (well, mostly) and partly out of wanting to go faster in the wind, I keep wondering about how I go about getting used to lower bars.

Obviously stretching, yoga and core strength will have something to do with it, but on the bike front, could I just start lowering the bars gradually over a number of months and hope my body adjusts?

Or are some people just cursed to have to run bars pratically at the same height as their saddle?

Ta

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