Yes, spending just five minutes a day on your physical and emotional health can be beneficial.
Fall signals the end of the leisurely summer and the beginning of the hectic fall season. It can be challenging to prioritize fitness this time of year with kids returning to school and job schedules picking up. Because of this, our focus this month is on making stretching a daily habit.
Stretching is crucial for your health, but we frequently forget about it. But flexibility is something that merits scheduling. Exercise recovery time and chance of injury are decreased, but it also makes daily tasks simpler and lessens aches and pains. Additionally, taking the time to relax and give our muscles some TLC may be a wonderful self-care practice that benefits our mental health.
The good news is that stretching doesn’t require much time to feel its benefits. Just five minutes a day at first.
We frequently forget to stretch since we don’t have a routine for doing so.
Let’s begin modestly. I encourage you to commit to performing this five-minute stretching practice every day for a month in order to help you develop the habit of stretching. Yes, dedicating just five minutes a day can improve your physical and mental well-being. For the first few days, you might need to remind yourself to stretch, but as you start to feel the advantages, it will come naturally.
Until it does, print off a calendar to check off the days and place it in a visible location, such as on the refrigerator or your bathroom mirror.
We’re going to increase our daily stretching time to 10 minutes at the halfway point of the month. If your schedule doesn’t allow for that, feel free to stick with 5 minutes. Alternatively, think about splitting your stretch into two, five-minute intervals. Maybe one in the morning and one to unwind after a long day?
5-minute yoga stretch
It is recommended to complete this daily 5-minute yoga stretch. Stretching and yoga are beneficial for overall muscular health and body function in addition to flexibility and weight loss. In this exercise program, we’ll stretch in two different ways:
- Static stretching, which involves a longer hold, is a common exercise in Hatha yoga courses. Stretching or holding a yoga pose for at least 20 seconds can help relieve stress and tight muscles. After a workout, when the muscles are already warmed up, this kind of stretching is typically done.
- Dynamic stretching is more based on movement and is sometimes compared to Vinyasa flow yoga. These kinds of stretches have the advantage of increasing the body’s overall flexibility and range of motion. To assist the body loosen up, these stretches truly flow from one exercise to the next. They’re a fantastic method to warm up before exercising as well.
To give you a well-rounded stretch that you can perform at any time of day, it is helpful to incorporate both styles of stretching into your practice. Try it in the morning to get your day going, as a justification to take a break from your computer in the afternoon, or as a method to unwind before bed. Since it does involve certain static stretches that are best performed after exercise, it is advised utilizing it as a cool-down if you wish to combine this stretch with a walk.
The kneeling yoga sequence can be performed without a mat on carpet, a towel, or a blanket to support your knees.
More than simply your flexibility will benefit from daily stretching and yogic breathing. Yoga breathing boosts the immune system and relieves weariness and stress.
The breath and each movement will be coordinated. Exhale through the nose after taking a breath in. You can keep breathing deeply while holding each posture while focusing on relaxing more on the exhale and expanding more on the inhale.
REACH’s 2 STEP APPROACH TO RECOVERY THERAPY
RELAX – RESTORE – RECHARGE
Step 1: Identify Your Problem Areas
- It all starts with your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment called .
- This helps us identify the root cause of your current problem areas due to:
– Life’s Daily Wear & Tear
– Your Aches/Pain
– Muscle Imbalances & Weakness
– Flexibility/Mobility Limitations
– Posture Issues
- A Mobility Risk Factor Assessment is a MUST before starting any Stretch & Recovery Therapy Program.
Step 2: Targeted Recovery Therapy
- Your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment helps us create a Personalized Recovery Therapy Plan that targets your problem areas which will Shorten your Recovery Time.
- Each of our Stretch & Recovery sessions are a balanced blend of Corrective Stretch, Percussion, Compression, CBD and Heat
- Risk Factor Re-Assessments:
– Suggested every 30-60 days
– See your improvements
– Realize the benefits of Stretch & Recovery