Day 6: How to Gain Flexibility back. Practice & practice again! Stretch day!
How to gain flexibility back? Even if you’ve never even had it to begin with, today is all about leading you into more flexibility through active stretches and gentle exercises that will either take you there for your first time or take you back there. It’s time to stretch it all out! Sore muscles from your workouts? Tight tissue from your work week? Come aside, focus on your breath, increase your oxygen levels as you nourish your tissues and allow them to open, destress, let go and release. Flexibility is gained through regular practice. It doesn’t come overnight. Go slowly and gently a little each time. Never push flexibility.
When working to show longer leaner lines in the body, creating and building flexibility is a crucial part of your workout plan! So take the time to stretch it all out so your muscles don’t shorten and you have that bulky look simply due to tight tissues.
Equipment Needed :
Your mat, a medium size soft ball that can comfortably support your mid back when lying over it, and lastly, a resistance band. If you don’t have all these, you can make do with what you can find at home.
Class Level :
ALL levels. For everyone!
The Course of this Class :
Classical Pilates mat exercises actually demand quite a lot of flexibility right off the bat, sometimes to even just sit into the position required is more than we can do due to stiffness in the hips and tightness of the hamstrings. However, these same exercises are also wickedly smart at creating more and more length in the body. So, we’ll be doing some of them, and I’ll give you prop modifications for when the position might just be less accessible due to tightness.
There will be a fabulous chest wall stretch, and we’ll also address the side body, hips, piriformis, glute med, hip flexors, quads a little, and certainly hamstrings. It’s amazing how tight the chest wall is, given all our modern day activities being in front of and below us; how to gain flexibility back we need to open the whole anterior body. (front chain)
Class moves slowly with breath and takes the time in each stretch.
Let me know how you feel now in comments ! 👇🏼
Improve and gain more flexibility, build length in muscle fibers and create space and breath. Improve breath patterns, oxygen flow and delivery, circulation, energy and release. Remedy sore muscles, relieve stiff, tight tissues. Practice active stretches with gentle movement.
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Other Stretch related classes to try :
Partner Pilates Mat Class Live Replay with Cloè & Aron, Full Body Stretch Session: on its own, before, or after a workout!, Shoulder Stretch, Strengthen & Release Live Replay, Stretch, Rest, Recover, Shoulder Stretch, Strengthen & Release Live Replay with Cloè
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