We will be performing the Revolved Forward Fold Partner Side Stretch for the third week of October. It is one of my favorites, as it stretches the sides of the body, the inner thighs, the hamstrings and the low back.
In the last week of September we will be performing a combination of movements from week 2 and week 3 of this month, so make sure you go back and check them out!
In the third week of September we will be performing the Top of the Foot Stretch.
This is a bonus stretch because in addition to stretching the top of the foot, it stretches the shin muscles too! To perform this stretch you will need a sturdy chair. Please do not attempt this stretch if you have any foot or shin injuries.
For the second week of September we will be performing the Sole of the Foot Stretch with a chair.
This exercise will stretch all the muscles on the bottom of the foot. Plus, this is a bonus stretch because it gets into the calf muscles as well! You will need a steady folding chair and a bit of wall space for this stretch.
September’s stretch of the week will focus on an area that many of us neglect – our feet.
If you can bare weight on your feet that means they are holding up your entire body, which can be very stressful for them! Many of us don’t give our feet enough attention, and then we wonder why we have so many problems with them as we age. This month will focus on stretches to wake up and strengthen the feet.
The final stretch for August features two self-massage techniques for the wrist.
You will need a tennis ball and a table or hard surface to perform these techniques. As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, it is recommended to consult with your physician, physical or occupational therapist to determine which exercises are best for you.