I not using any spesific exercises doing them from the app. Just look at them and find the best one for you mate good luck. !
No specific regime of stretches other than listening to what my body is doing or where it’s aching. I’ve pulled my back too many times before because I didn’t listen, so now I make sure I do lol.
I will typically take a deep breath in, reach my palms up to the sky and exhale to help that tension go. With my arms up I’ll bend slightly to the left and to the right to stretch out my sides. Slowly bend down and touch the floor to stretch my upper and lower back and the last thing I do is something I never forgot from school. Sitting down, you put one leg out, one leg comes to your thigh and your try to reach your toes with your left arm (if you’re doing your right leg for example) and vice versa. Hold for about 30 seconds each. By then, my body feels a little looser that if I exercise or not, it still feels less stiff from our bodies sleeping and being inactive all night. Hope this helps a bit! 🙂
I usually focus on stretching out my back/spinal area. Since our spine supports the entire body I chose to do this first.
As I’ve observed every morning with my dogs, the first thing they all do as they open their eyes is a stretch. That stretch is actually the ‘Downward Dog’.
I figured if animals know to stretch first thing in the morning why not take a page out of their book. So I now do the same every morning. I incorporate side bends and back bends also.
I have a routine that I've put together from various types of dance warm ups: ballet, jazz, afro-caribbean. I picked the exercises I find to be the most effective to maintain flexibility, and to relieve stress and pain.
I start with long staying stretches, and slowly move to dynamic stretches.
I'm always looking for new things to add, even's the same or similar stretches done with a different rhythm or put together in a different way, just to keep things lively. I found some good YouTube channels: "Lazy Dancer Tips", "Groove3", and "Get Healthy You with Chris Frietag".
For the first one you should have some basic knowledge of ballet, especially the positions of the feet, keeping weight over the toes, how to square the hips, how to hold the arms… But you can find beginner videos on all of those channels.
they all have subscriptions that you can pay for but you can also just watch the videos on YouTube for free… That said get healthy has a really cheap offer right now, there's a lot of good stuff in there.
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