This blog is two parts, Part 1, is dedicated to my reader Eva and Part 2, is dedicated to my reader Van!  Thanks for reading my blog and watching my videos!!!

Part 1:  Top 5 Benefits of Stretching are:

5.  Increase blood circulation.  Stretching tight muscles will bring more blood to the area increasing circulation and will also provide more oxygen and nutrients to the muscle.

4.  Excellent de-stressor.  Stretching, specifically, static stretching (holding a stretch for more than 30 seconds) not only may calm the mind, it may also release hormones that promote well being, balancing mood and anxiety levels.

3.  Promote relaxation.  Stretching may provide relief to aches and pains such as headaches, back aches, and general fatigue therefore promoting relaxation.

2.   Improve sleeping patterns.  Because of Benefits 3 & 4, stretching may also improve sleep patterns.  Use yourself as a guinea pig and try the stretch series below as a night cap!

1.  Sustain and increase flexibility.  As we learned in one of my recent posts, if we don’t use our flexibility, we will lose it.  Refresh your memory here on why we have to keep moving and stretching.

Here is a stretch series that can be done after a workout or before going to bed.   Note:  Static stretches should only be done on a “warm” body, .i.e. after exercise or late in the evening when you have been running about all day.  Put on relaxing music you like and enjoy!

Stretch Series – hold poses for 30 seconds or more.

  1. Rest pose
  2. Back bend
  3. Downward dog
  4. IT stretch RT
  5. Hip flexor RT
  6. Side bend LT
  7. Forward bend LT
  8. IT stretch LT
  9. Hip flexor LT
  10. Side bend RT
  11. Forward bend RT
  12. Double leg stretch
  13. Spine twist RT/LT
  14. Neck stretch
  15. Shoulder rolls
  16. Breath


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About Jeanne Floresca - EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

Jeanne Floresca is a Certified Matrix Reimprinting & EFT Practitioner and helps people find health, happiness, and love through self-healing. She also loves to write about ageless living, natural beauty, and mindful wellness. Find her at InspireYouthful.com or MatrixLoveCoach.com

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