Happy Monday! This is your Monday to start off right…so start off strong! I want you to focus on stretching this week. We all know we’re supposed to do it but we don’t. We leave group exercise classes 5 min early and forget the stretch portion. We rush through poses. Why? Because it’s slow and boring? No no, you must stop your negative attitude towards stretching…and realize that if you don’t stretch, you will not receive the optimal benefits of exercise without it! If your muscles are too tight, too sore, too achey, you’re not going to have a great workout. The less flexibility you have, the less you can do. The less you can do…the harder it is to achieve that body or that strength you want.
Stretching is a challenge and can also feel awesome at the same time. To enjoy it, put your mind in the right place. Tell yourself that this is good for you and that you will love every precious moment of it. I created a stretch routine for you to do whenever you feel stressed or upset. This sequence will relax your muscles and relieve tension not only in your body, but in your mind too. Forget all the craziness going on. Let’s give our bodies what they need for 10 minutes a day and it will respond positively to what you want it to do. Stop tightening. Just let go and relax. Release!
This week I challenge you to do one stretch routine once a day. Or if you want to change it up, pick one of these:
Also, in the comments I want you to tell me one thing that’s upsetting you right now. Go ahead. Release it. It will get it off your mind and make you feel better. Then when you are ready, click play and follow the sequence, paying attention to how much your body needs this.
Have a wonderful time! Embrace your stretches!
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