The important thing is that you can feel the stretch. Don't push too hard. It's okay that your foot won't touch the floor yet. If you are trying to stretch the outside of your thigh, try crossing your leg over and hugging it to your chest instead. If you are trying to stretch your back muscles you can sit or stand and softly pull your arm across your body with your other arm or stand with it against a wall corner and turn gently. Stretch enough that it is mildly uncomfortable but never do it to the point that you are hurting. Btw, it's good to do a little warm up before you stretch (jumping jacks, dancing, short jog). Think of your muscles like silly putty. They stretch best when they are warm.
- Do you prefer stretching in the morning or the evening?
- what kind of stretching excercises would you reccomend?
- Do you notice a difference when you stretch vs when you do not?
- 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?