Flexibility training is one of the most overlooked aspects of people's fitness program. Let me tell you, that's a mistake!
Are you stretching regularly? If not, it's never too late to start a routine!
Why Flexibility Training?
Flexibility is the key to keeping your muscles & joints lengthened and accelerates your body's ability to perform and recover! ✨
Since March of this year, I've added a 5 minute nightly stretch routine. 🧘🏼♀️ These stretches are Japanese meridian stretches also known as Makko Ho. I do all exercises (aside from the first) laying or seated on my bed. What I can tell you is that all those little nagging injuries I used to have in my back, hips, and shoulders are gone. In addition, my ability to perform both physically and mentally each day has improved. #winwin
5 Must Do Makko Ho Daily Stretches & What Part of the Body They Target:
🌬️ Standing Forward Flexion with Chest Opener - Air - Lung & Shoulder
💓 Butterfly Stretch - Fire - Heart & Small Intestine
💧 Seated Forward Flexion - Water - Kidney & Bladder
💫 Seated Straddle - Wood - Liver & Gall Bladder
🧘🏼♀️ Child's Pose - Prep for last stretch!
🌎 Hero & Reclined Hero Pose - Earth - Spleen & Stomach
💫Hold each pose for 40 seconds, take 10 deep breaths inhaling through nose and exhaling through mouth. 💫
Flexibility training is for everyone & everyone can do it! With time and consistency, you too can perform at a higher level each day, crush your workouts, & get through your days with less pain & limitations.
Were these helpful? Stay Strong & Flexy! 💪🏼💖