As a young gymnast, teenage ballet dancer and now yogi/Pilates instructor, being flexible has always been part of my life and I can’t imagine what my body would feel like if I couldn’t touch my toes or do a bridge. But what if you didn’t go to ballet school or you can’t do yoga every day yet you want to get flexible, why should you get flexible and how can it change your life? I work with tons of clients every day who tell me how stretching regularly has improved their back pain, hip pain, walking, running and every day life down to being able to play with their children or do the gardening. I’m also going to share with you my favourite stretch routine that I got from www.samasati.com, so that you can do it every day to lead you to a happier healthier bendy body.
So why is flexibility important?
Stretching can seem like a chore but a lot of people don’t understand the importance of it. If your priority is always to get a cardio, interval or a weight training session in because of time then let me tell you this could be where you could have been going wrong and stretching can change the way you approach your fitness forever!
Your training will improve from regular stretching, your body will feel free of tension and be more capable to perform certain moves that may be required of you in workouts as well as in general everyday life. According to what they say at www.Neuropathyhelp.co, regular stretching can prevent you from many problems in the future especially with regards to back pain.
Stretching will increase the range of movement at your joints, release tight muscles and keep connective tissue pliant creating balance in your body. This means lengthened and lean muscles and a healthy supple bod. I also believe there is a relationship between a flexible mobile body and the mind. If you body is free of tension then so your mind will be.
I know it can be hard getting to an extra yoga or Pilates session so in my latest video I show you my favourite Pilates flexibility moves that you can do at home easily to start or end your day.
Love Lottie x