What do you do for stretching?

Isabel Wittek
Sometimes I do sun salutations; sometimes hip stretches & cat/cows; sometimes shoulder and wrist stretches. Some of this depends on where I am & where I’m feeling tension.

Melina Rezende
If you also exercise, it’s good to stretch the muscles that you use during your workout. For example, I do push-ups, so I make sure to stretch my pecs and probably my triceps. If you have any areas in which you want to increase flexibility, then stretching there is good as well. I have tight hamstrings, so I stretch those. You should probably also stretch the opposing muscles to the ones you’re stretching. I stretch my hip flexors when I stretch my hamstrings.

Augustin Gonzalez
I do a modified version of the Sun Salutation (yoga sequence).
I start by stretching my arms straight over my head, then putting my palms together and lowering them in front of me until they’re level with my elbows. I stretch them up over my head again, this time with a little lean back.
Then I slowly bend forward and bring them all the way to the floor. I always have to bend my knees to do this, but it feels good! While touching the ground I stretch my legs by trying to straighten them. (I still can’t, but the stretch feels good and someday I’ll be able to!)
Then I put my right foot all the way behind me to go into a lunge. Then I put my back knee down and sit back on it a bit, lean forward, and straighten my front leg as much as I can. Then I switch legs and do it all again.
Next I do the ‘child’s pose’, where I sit back on my knees and lay down on top of them, stretching my arms out in front of me (remember to look down!).
Then I transition into ‘cobra’ by stretching my legs out behind me and holding myself up on my hands, pressing my hips toward the floor. (Usually I do a little side-to-side stretching here too.)
After that I go into ‘downward dog’, which is my feet shoulder width apart, legs straight as possible, hands still on the floor. You straighten your back and try to make a triangle with your legs, top half, and the floor as the 3 sides.
Lastly I step forward and go back into my touch-your-toes pose. Then I roll to standing up straight, lift my arms above my head again, and finish by bringing my palms down level with my elbows again. Namaste!