We all know we need to exercise but how critical is stretching?
Stretching can be a game changer for many of us, but we need to do it almost daily to benefit.
There are many movements and stretches that you can incorporate into your daily routine to maintain your strength, improve your stability, reduce pain, maintain joint flexibility and improve your overall health. However, there is no one-size-fit strategy. Your body is unique, and you should focus on what works for you at any particular moment.
Listen to your body and understand what stretch it needs and the outcome you want from a stretch. Flexibility is an important part of health and wellness. So, if you are feeling tight, use more gentle stretches. The more you stretch, the more you are going to feel good.
In this episode, Holly Robison, a yoga instructor and wellness coach, talks about why you should start stretching daily and the types of stretching that are good for you, depending on your current lifestyle and health condition.
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[01:40] Holly’s journey and how she became a yoga teacher and wellness coach. Holly also shares her health setback experiences that led to a wellness career.
[07:08] Movement–why it is important, and why it doesn’t have to be running a marathon. Basic movements that are good for your body that you can add to your daily routine
[17:22] How using CBD oils and stretching in the morning can be a game changer
[20:02] The benefits of movement and stretches before getting out of bed. How doing an intense movement, finding your balance, and massages can help in pain management?
[22: 40] Holly’s basic stretches when sitting on a chair or when you want to get more natural twistings. Some movements and stretches to keep your spine intact, straight up, and healthy.
[28:32] How to check your positioning and do cross-correction when doing stretches? Holly’s go-to stretches for other parts of the body that are fundamental and can help relax your muscles.
About Holly Robison –
Holly Robison, E-RYT 500, began her yoga journey while pregnant with her third baby in 2002. She immediately discovered the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of having a yoga practice. With over 1000 hours of training and more than 15,000 hours of teaching experience, her classes offer a mix of encouragement, enthusiasm, love, compassion, and humor through the use of asana, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
As Founder and CEO of Taday Wellness, Inc., Holly’s yoga vision and inspiration expand. She encourages her students to tap into their natural intuition and notice the subtlest of physical cues while they learn how to customize their yoga practice into one that’s perfect for where their bodies are at in that moment.
Holly is a mom to three magical beings (and a grandma to a strong-willed toddler!) who are her greatest teachers. She loves to continue learning about all things relating to yoga, Ayurveda, anatomy, herbology, and natural healing.
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