What if i can’t do the stretches properly. Im not fit enough to straighten my legs properly on some stretches. Im not great at the plank either

Kimi N.
I get it. Some days are tough with so much to juggle, including thinking of yourself first. In time it will feel like second nature. Training myself to stick to a schedule has automated my willpower into overdrive. Try these simple suggestions that I’ve incorporated into my routine.

Have you tried stretching first thing in the morning? Within the first 30 minutes after we awake, we are at our “stretchiest”. 😉 What this highly technical technique really is almost like cheating, but there’s a catch. Do tend to be careful and not to overdo it, champ.

If that still doesn’t work for you, keep a slight bend in the knees and remember to use your core. This is basically a functional athletic position to protect your joints while giving you maximum performance. Try breathing into the stretch while thinking warm compassionate thoughts for yourself and sink in deeper.

The plank is probably not the best thing to do first thing in the morning. Wait until your body is more stable to attempt feats of strength building. And don’t forget the modified plank – kneel on knees and even elbows. You got this!

Catalina P.
1. Go to your doctor to make sure there isn’t a reason your legs cannot stretch. I have tendon issues and the doctor told me not to stretch. 2. I have done yoga for years and my experience has taught me that practice is everything. Keep practicing every day. Consistency is key and remember, it’s not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.
Gary Z.
I think it's fine. The more you practice, the easier it will be. Just keep going, and in 2 or 3 weeks you'll be surprised at your flexibility and strength.
Erin P.
Each person has to start somewhere! I used to go to a yoga studio in which one of the first classes I went to the instructor started the class by saying “yoga isn’t for flexible people, it’s for the non-flexible” and it definitely broke down some of the insecurities I had about not being able to stretch as far as the girl next to me or in front of me. Start with light stretching. If you do it every day, eventually you’ll be able to go further and feel overall better! Planks are hard for anyone. You can try a modified version in which you still go on your arms in front like a typical plank but instead of being on your toes, rest your knees down. Be sure to still have your back flat to be in that “plank” formation and it’ll still be a good workout 🙂
Marlene U.
The more you do it the better you’ll get. It’s okay to modify some of the stretches so they’re easier. But I would say try to straighten your legs as much as you can rather than stretching as far as possible. Because if you’re bending your legs it’s probably not stretching the back of your calfs or heels. But it’s okay if your stretching isn’t perfect! Repetition and commitment is what will help you the most (:
Zaina N.
First thing don’t doubt yourself just walk a little like what five times in the living room also you can stretch like you do when you wake up