Sit on the floor making sure your back is straight. Raise your arms over your head and reach (reach hard) to the ceiling. Breathe slowly and deeply (4 count) in through your nose and (4 count) out through your mouth. Remember to breathe diaphragmatically – fill the bottom of your lungs with air, first! Be… Continue reading →February 9, 2017
You are now beginning the sequence of floor stretches. All the stretches you learned to this point are applied, here, in the LEG SPREAD. Even though the greater focus is on your lower body (waist, legs & feet) you’ll feel the interconnected areas from your neck down. This is important in order to get the… Continue reading →
The KNEE ROTATIONS stretch addresses the critical knee and ankle joints. Don’t skip doing these stretches and be mindful of them as you perform them. The knees & ankles are a delicate network of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, fluids and bone that work in synchrony to support ALL your weight and, so, must be very strong…. Continue reading →February 1, 2017
Although this stretch appears to be the same as the Ankle Reach stretch, it isn’t. Because you’re moving one leg forward and rolling your foot onto its heel, and because of the deliberate flex in your opposite leg (at the knee) you’re targeting different areas of your leg(s). This stretch further aids the seamless healthy… Continue reading →January 30, 2017
The Crane Stretch properly prepared you for the Ankle Reach stretch (note that your stance is wider.) In this stretch you’re reaching down and grabbing hold of your ankle. From here you pull yourself toward your ankle and pressing your forehead to your knee. Hold and Repeat. For your safety and best results: Proper… Continue reading →
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