Imagine it like exercising. If you go to the gym for 4 hours you'll probably just be sore and end up with an injury. In reality we only need 45 minutes to an hour. Just like in the gym stretching only needs 15 to 30 seconds to get results and steer clear of injuries.
Also, like the gym, make sure your form is correct. Avoid bouncing or not stretching when doing your poses. A lot of people will loosely stretch and not feel the real burn of the stretch. No pain, no gain… But again avoid too much pain.
Keep it up every day and write down where you started and where you are every two weeks. It's amazing what our bodies can do when we work at them.
- What types of stretches do you do in the morning (if any)? Do you have a few recommendations that really work for you?
- Do you bounce or hold your stretch?
- What are good ways to stretch your feet and hands?
- Do prefer to stretch before sleeping or when you wake up?
- Is it best to stretch in the morning or before bed?
- What is your favorite way to stretch your neck?
- Dose any one have a really good stretching routine, because I would really like one but I have not found any really good ones that I can do at home.
- Name three sensations other than the physical burn you love about getting your stretch on?
- Bounce or no bounce in your stretch?
- What kind of stretches would you recommend for someone who has very limited mobility in their joints/overweight/unfit etc…