How to: Stretching the Body

Areas that are the most beneficial and necessary to stretch are the anterior portion of the body as described above. (It’s best to relax the front of the body and strengthen the posterior muscles of the body – coming in a chapter later.) Remember that pain is not the point of stretching and that you should be relaxed with hydration and deep belly breathing before beginning a stretching routine.

Stretching Muscles

Why do my muscles have knots? Why are we tight?

Again, full ROM (range of motion) of each joint is ESSENTIAL to removing pain from the body.

How long to hold a stretch? 15-30 seconds

Keep the vertebrae as straight and elongated as much as possible with these two tips

  • Shoulders back and down
  • Double chin

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