Slow movements and rotations. Stretching the back in various positions, holding and through the breath stretch a little deeper.
Flexibility is something that comes with persistence. You've got to stretch and work to lengthen those tendons and strengthen those muscles! So while there are a number of stretches and exercises that can help in this regard(all a quick Google or physician visit away), the most important thing is being consistent. Do them everyday, sometimes twice a day, and be patient. Flexibility is not something that develops overnight. You've got to be willing to watch yourself make incremental improvements over months and years.
The root of all the "health problems" is that we have forgotten to take care of our selfs through diets, exercise, etc. Push ups, the pose "plank" and similar poses like "cat's pose or child pose" help alot the stretch of the flexibility of the back ankles and the whole body in general. Now if we can add in all these a health diet and the loss of weights… Well the results will be remarkable and we would not have ever again any pain.
Pilates has really helped me with that. I started it ages ago and I am surprised with what I am able to do now compared to the start.
- Do you find the breaks between exercises to be really short?
- When do you stretch and for how long? Also how do you find routines?
- What do you include in your stretching routine?
- I have noticed that when I stretch I tend to always do the same thing and I get “bored.” Does anyone have any tips on how to stay motivated for stretching?
- Is there a specific routine you follow for stretching? If so, what is it?
- Do you focus on one body part or the whole body?
- What does your stretch routine look like? What do you follow? Or do you have your own routine? If so, what is it?
- How often do you stretch? More than once a day?
- What are the best stretches for the glutes?
- How has stretching helped you so far?