Flexible girls are the happiest of girls...or maybe they're considered the sexiest? Idk, can't remember. This article covers everything on stretching from the science behind the stretch and the best poses/routine. I also take on stretching for 30 days and take on the Clock Stretch Challenge from The Big Comfy Couch show.
I don't care if you're reading this article to improve your bedroom or dance skills. Everyone should stretch a few times a week.
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But do not expect instant results with any stretch routine. Also, some bodies will never be able to fold themselves in half. The truth hurts, I know.
Tips for Creating a Stretch Routine
Months before, I learned that I was not as flexible as my friends. I knew that I was flexible in smaller parts of my body, like thumbs and elbows, because I was double jointed. I researched as to why this may be.
Why am I not as flexible as my friends?
Sleeping curled into a ball or sitting all day at a cubicle can affect your flexibility quickly. Try to be mindful to give yourself breaks to get up and walk around. If you can train yourself to sleep on your back, you will notice an improvement with time.
I challenged myself.
I created my own 30-day stretch routine that revolved around widening the legs and touching my toes following Physics Girls' recommendations. I vlogged from start to finish. Watch my journey below.
How can I add variety to my stretching?
Like a workout routine, doing the same thing over and over again becomes boring. You will soon fall out of habit and forget to stretch entirely. Here are some ways to make your stretching more dynamic.
Great poses to stretch
The internet provides many poses, so I suggest choosing a goal when creating a routine. Here are the Top 100 Yoga Poses to help.
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Have more advice to contribute? Let me know in the comments.
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