Finally a sequel to my 1st stretch video, Stretching for Flexibility which was filmed way over a year ago!
I love this video because I turned on some uber relaxing music from Air and just let myself melt into my mat for these moves. Sometimes the hardest part about stretching is being able to ALLOW yourself to release…to give in to the sweet pain. Just breathe deeply and LET yourself GO.
All you’ll need for this routine is a yoga or pilates strap. If you don’t have one, a belt or towel will do. You will fall in love with these stretches, I promise you. It hurts so bad but feels so good.
Try stretching before and after your workout or when you wake up and before you go to bed. Make a little time and you will see improvement in your flexibility, which will in turn, make your Pilates practice much more effective.
I’ll need to make more videos for you so that you’re not repeating these over and over again. Stretching is great for preventing or healing an injury. Once I pulled my hamstring in college and it took a full year of stretching my leg every night for 10 minutes until I could bring my foot over my head again. Can you imagine that when I first pulled it that getting my leg to 90 degrees was nearly impossible? It was already hurting at 45…
Songs by Air:
So Light is Her Footfall
Cherry Blosson Girl
Alone in Kyoto
Let me know how you feel after this one!