Secondly, make sure you breathe deeply while doing the stretches. Holding your breathe can cause the body to tighten and resist the stretch.
You may also have knots in your muscles – these can be painful especially when stretching. The best thing for these is to use a tennis ball or a foam roller to massage the sore part of the muscle. Or go see a physiotherapist – they are excellent at resolving this. And drink plenty of water (this will stop muscle knots happening).
Listen to your body. Breathe. Improve over time. And get help for the pain if you think you might need it.
And smile 🙂
- Are there neck and upper back stretches you like to do first thing in the morning?
- What kind of stretches do you tend to do the most?
- Can I have ideas for stretch for my hips?
- What stretches are best to increase flexibility in the legs? (Goal is to touch floor without bending knees)
- What are some good stretch poses?
- What is the best way to stretch your hamstring?
- Why is stretching important?
- How do you sustain the stretch habit?
- Which is good back stretch exercise?
- What’s your favourite stretching move? Favourite time to stretch?