Category Archive: Weekly Stretch
The focus of June’s weekly stretches will be on the neck muscles. We have quite a few muscles, ranging from very tiny to very large, that attach into the neck area. If these muscles become tight they can cause a host of problems, from small headaches to more severe problems like tingling in the hands. Stretching the neck muscles can be a starting place to address these issues.
May’s final stretch of the week is the Pigeon Stretch, performed on the Bosu® Ball for added stability and strength. This stretch (just like May’s other stretches) can also be performed without a Bosu® Ball.
We will be performing the Bosu® Ball Psoas Stretch for the fourth week of May! This stretch will target the psoas, hip flexors, abdominals and muscles between the front ribs.
May’s third stretch of the week is taken from yoga, called the Gate Pose. This stretch targets the sides of the body and inner thighs.
For the second week of May we will be performing the Bosu® Ball Half Splits Stretch! Remember a Bosu® Ball is being used for added core stability and strength, but you certainly can do this stretch (and all of May’s weekly stretches) without one.
For the month of May we are adding a stability component to our weekly stretch. This month we will be using a Bosu® Ball! If you don’t have one available, you can still do all of these stretches without one. The Bosu® Ball will just be adding a bit of core strength to the stretches.
April’s fourth and final stretch is very similar to week one’s Reclined Straight Leg Twist, but is performed in a sitting position instead of laying down. This stretch is called Seated Straight Leg Twist and will stretch the side, back, and hamstring muscles.
Continuing with our twist theme, the third stretch for April is taken from yoga and is called Childs Pose Twist. It will focus on stretching muscles around the spine and throughout the sides of the body.
In our second week of twists this month, we will be stretching the inner thigh and back muscles. This stretch is called Easy Seated Twist.
Our weekly stretches in April will focus on twists! Twisting through the middle of your body stretches the back muscles as well as the sides and front of your body. Twisting also helps the digestive process by stimulating the intestines.