I have never done yoga a single day in my life , honestly I do not understand its art, maybe I will. Someday In the future. No rush, that’s the good thing about life, we take one step at a time. it stands somewhere in my bucket list , running off with Nathan Owens to obscurity comes last in the list ( not relevant , I know, just in case he ever sees this, in my dream…..or never ) or maybe it is how I have always perceived yoga (it doesn’t involve jumping ,that’s no exercise) bad….bad mentality Brenda! I’m embarrassed. Really, I am . But hey, I’ll fill you in once I jump that line, I’m lost, probably like you are or are not . Okay so I bumped into a picture on the internet on some Yoga exercises and I was like ‘ what! I do some of those poses every morning before and after my workout .’ and I thought maybe I am not so blank on this matter after all, and so it led to me doing a little happy dance that would definitely make it to the ‘Guinness book of records ‘ for being the World’s most unattractive dance of all times. Anyway, When I was fresh into working out, I would literally jump onto my workouts or finish my exercise and just walk away , skipping a vital part of an exercise and that is stretching … well, it might not give you abs or whatever but dang! Do not underestimate the power of a flexible body . stretching is just like having a ‘self-massage’ if there’s such a word. The body massages itself , it is magical my dear. You know, my words will not do justice to the feeling you get when you stretch it out . so how about you try this poses before and after your workouts , it helps Prevent injury by releasing muscle tension and tightness hence stopping soreness especially after lifting weights and just doing any kind of intense workout. I don’t know about you but I know that I am not about to let it go , not anytime soon
this pose stretches out my back chest and arms altogether
you know my hamstrings are stubborn if I don’t stretch them, they go on a ‘ squat-boycott’ so I do what it tells me to
what is a stretch without stretching your stomach and chest
stretches the whole body ,( as you try, please have someone there to keep an eye on you, the world still needs you :-))
this is important especially before and after squats.
I do this to stretch and strengthen my hands too , talk about killing a bird with two stones.
So, enjoy a stretch today ,if not today, who said there’s no tomorrow when the sun will come out and there will be more opportunities and you will be more willing to do it, so break a leg (not literally) and enjoy a before or after workout stretch