Stretches in Albuquerque
Stretching is very important for the longevity of any sport: to recovering after surgery or illness or depression, and for general health & well being. Having a daily stretching routine is very helpful. Either right when you wake up, or when you are standing in line or waiting in your car...having some stretches for each situation is really helpful.
Have a daily stretching routine.
There are so many different ways to stretch each muscle. Once you learn one stretch or style that works well for you, consider changing your routine from time to time. Very often, when clients show me what stretches they do regularly, the stretch that was very beneficial at one time is not helping them at all any more. Either, the stretching action has become such a habit, that the benefit is not as strong as it once was, or it's done so quickly in a pattern that the results are more about "finishing the daily routine" instead of about gaining & maintaining painless movement.
These "habit stretches" are what the person is used to, and sometimes can become stubborn about learning new ways of moving their body. What tends to happen is that those "habit stretches" of moving the body and stretching could loosen the intended area, but all the movements around those targeted areas are ignored, stiff, sore, weak and unhealthy.
Change your stretches & exercise monthly if not weekly
It really does make a difference to change your routine. Any small change is great: the time, which stretch you start with, etc. Give your mind something to work on while your body tries to relax and rejuvinate, oxiginate and relax.
Of course, it's impossible to change the routine if you don't have one. The main reason I get to stretch on a regular basis is because I have clients I'm helping, personal training or massaging and they need a stretch routine shown to them.
It's hard to consider stretching important enough to make time for it, but seriously, (and I'm talking to myself as well) the time taken for stretching will benefit every future breath.
Disclaimer: These stretches are intended for Athletic Touch Therapeutic Massage clients only as a reference after we have practiced each stretch together.
Please check with your doctor to make sure that you are well enough for physical exercise and stretching.
These are a few of my favorite stretches