Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Time to Stretch out...

As the weather cools, your body may start getting more stiff, so warm up and stretch out...your muscles will love you for it! Gentle head rolls help with tension in your shoulders and neck, Cat/Cow is great for your spine, and child's pose is wonderful for lower back, pecs, and winding down for sleep.

When your muscles are feeling tired, tense, or under stress, take a moment each day to gently stretch them out.
Following are two all round stretches to help ease your muscles.

Child’s Pose: Kneel on the floor or bed with knees apart. Sit on your heels then roll your chest down onto your thighs and head on the bed in front of you. Bring your arms alongside your body. Hold for 45 seconds to 1 minute.

Cat and Cow:

Start on your hands and knees with your wrists directly under your shoulders, and your knees directly under your hips. Point your fingertips to the top of your mat. Place your shins and knees hip-width apart. Center your head in a neutral position and soften your gaze downward.
Begin by moving into Cow Pose: Inhale as you drop your belly towards the mat. Lift your chin and chest, and gaze up toward the ceiling.
Broaden across your shoulder blades and draw your shoulders away from your ears.
Next, move into Cat Pose: As you exhale, draw your belly to your spine and round your back toward the ceiling. The pose should look like a cat stretching its back.
Release the crown of your head toward the floor, but don't force your chin to your chest.
Inhale, coming back into Cow Pose, and then exhale as you return to Cat Pose.
Repeat 5-20 times, and then rest by sitting back on your heels with your torso upright.
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