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A More Flexible You In Just 5 Minutes!

posted in Health & Fitness
06/08/2014
  • Treat your body to this stretch-you-all-over mini-routine from yoga instructor and DVD star Seane Corn, who teaches at Exhale at Sacred Movement in Venice, California. Hold each pose for 3 to 8 breaths.
    Treat your body to this stretch-you-all-over mini-routine from yoga instructor and DVD star Seane Corn, who teaches at Exhale at Sacred Movement in Venice, California. Hold each pose for 3 to 8 breaths.
  • The Triangle:
Stretches hamstrings and muscles that support spine, boosts mobility in shoulders

Step feet 5 feet apart, turn left foot out, right foot slightly in. Inhale, raise arms parallel to floor. Exhale, hinge at left hip, rotate so left torso comes down over left leg; rest (Continued) --->
    The Triangle:
    Stretches hamstrings and muscles that support spine, boosts mobility in shoulders

    Step feet 5 feet apart, turn left foot out, right foot slightly in. Inhale, raise arms parallel to floor. Exhale, hinge at left hip, rotate so left torso comes down over left leg; rest (Continued) --->
  • left hand on lower leg and reach right hand straight up from shoulder. Hold, return to start, repeat on other side.
    left hand on lower leg and reach right hand straight up from shoulder. Hold, return to start, repeat on other side.
  • Wide-leg standing twist
Stretches hamstrings, increases spine flexibility, improves mobility in shoulders

Step feet a bit closer, feet parallel. With spine long, exhale; fold forward from hips, bring hands to floor; hold. Inhale, twist torso left, reach left hand straight up; hold. (Continued) --->
    Wide-leg standing twist
    Stretches hamstrings, increases spine flexibility, improves mobility in shoulders

    Step feet a bit closer, feet parallel. With spine long, exhale; fold forward from hips, bring hands to floor; hold. Inhale, twist torso left, reach left hand straight up; hold. (Continued) --->
  • Exhale, return to center; inhale, repeat on right. Exhale, return to center; inhale, return to standing.
    Exhale, return to center; inhale, repeat on right. Exhale, return to center; inhale, return to standing.
  • Locust
Increases spine flexibility, strengthens back muscles, opens shoulders, stimulates central nervous system

Lie face down with forehead on floor, legs straight, arms by sides, palms up. Inhale, lifting head, upper body, arms, and legs off floor; stretch legs and arms back, (Continued) --->
    Locust
    Increases spine flexibility, strengthens back muscles, opens shoulders, stimulates central nervous system

    Lie face down with forehead on floor, legs straight, arms by sides, palms up. Inhale, lifting head, upper body, arms, and legs off floor; stretch legs and arms back, (Continued) --->
  • keeping gaze on floor. Hold, then slowly lower back down.
    keeping gaze on floor. Hold, then slowly lower back down.
  • Folded forward bend
Calms nervous system, stretches hamstrings and back muscles

Sit on the edge of a folded blanket, legs straight and together in front of you, arms by sides. Keeping spine long, exhale and fold forward over legs, stretching arms forward to hold sides of feet or (Continued) --->
    Folded forward bend
    Calms nervous system, stretches hamstrings and back muscles

    Sit on the edge of a folded blanket, legs straight and together in front of you, arms by sides. Keeping spine long, exhale and fold forward over legs, stretching arms forward to hold sides of feet or (Continued) --->
  • or calves; hold, then inhale and slowly lift back up to sitting.
    or calves; hold, then inhale and slowly lift back up to sitting.
  • If none of these seem to work for you, consider joining your local yoga club, not only is it a great way to relax and meditate, but it will improve your flexibility skills too!
    If none of these seem to work for you, consider joining your local yoga club, not only is it a great way to relax and meditate, but it will improve your flexibility skills too!

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