Check out this fantastic video and short article below it! Bev takes us through some simple yet oh so delicious stretches we can build into our daily rhythm. Just 10 minutes of stretching in the morning can do so much for the flow of our day. Stretching supports us to connect to our bodies and is so supportive both physically and mentally.
Remember everyones body is different, only ever go at a pace and level that feels supportive for your body and if you have any injuries or health conditions check with your General Health Practitioner to ensure these stretches are supportive for you.
Exercises to loosen and lengthen the body – including hamstring and back stretches
We have created more sedentary lifestyles – watching TV, sitting at work, hours in front of screens and not moving our bodies much during the day. We take escalators instead of stairs, drive the car to the shops instead of walking and choose drive-through takeaways instead of cooking, these being just some examples of our physical inactivity.
With this lack of movement comes a lethargy, stiffness and a tight body where stretching can be really supportive to wellbeing.
This video shares a gentle and supportive stretching routine to feel lengthened and loosened in the body.
This sequence can easily be brought into your training sessions and can also support you to start and end the day in a connected and appreciative way with your body.
This stretch routine covers:
Gentle spine twist (back stretch)
Gluteal stretch (buttocks)
Hamstring stretch (back of leg)
Quadriceps stretch (thigh/front of leg)
Gentle spine lengthening (back stretch)