Many of my clients say they don’t stretch enough. We have this problem because we find working out more important, we have limited time or we get bored with stretching. But stretching is really important. Try stretching every day for just 5 minutes and see what kind of difference it makes in your body!
1. Spine stretch forward:
This is a great stretch because it stretched your hamstrings, lower back and works your abs. Start with feet mat width apart, feet flexed, arms straight out in front of you parallel to the floor. Inhale sit as tall as you can. Exhale round forward reaching your lower back, back in opposition, your nose between your knees and your fingertips past your toes. Inhale sit tall. Repeat 5 times.
2. Hip stretch (supine pigeon):
3. Shoulder stretch
4. Hamstring stretch:
Lie on your back with one leg straight up to the sky. Walk the hands up to your ankle, calf or wherever you can reach and rest your head. Pull back toward your head. If it is hard to reach use a strap or towel. Take the leg out to the side and across your body and try bending and stretching the leg to the sky.
5. Thigh stretch: