Training your body to be flexible is just as important as training your body to be strong. Balance between strength & flexibility creates harmony in the body. The two are yin&yang so to speak, or opposites joined in the perfect marriage. Flexibility contributes to strength gains because it allows the body to go through full range of motion, and strength is needed to fully stretch because our muscular system won’t allow us to stretch one muscle without contracting the opposite one.
So you know you need to do it, right? Here are some suggestions to help you make it a habit…
🔹Make a habit of stretching 5-10min after every workout
🔹Find a #yinyoga or #slowflowvinyasa class you like and go 1-2xs per week
🔹Find a few youtube stretching videos you like and do them before bed 3-5xs per week
🔹If you sit at a desk, shift your position every 5-10min. Seated pigeon, Butterfly pose or even 1 knee hugged close to chest while keeping a flat back, all work for an office environment.
✨What are Opposing Muscles ?Think of keeping your quads tight and pulled up into your hips while your hamstrings and back open & stretch in Forward Fold. Your hamstrings and back body won’t completely release and stretch until you learn to use the strength in your front body and contract your quads.
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