One Quick & Easy Stretch
Ever feel overwhelmed when deciding which stretches to do each day?
That’s okay, you’re not alone! There are a bazillion (slight exaggeration…) to choose from.
The most important thing to remember is try a bunch out and to be consistent with those you find to be the most beneficial for your body.
One of the most common muscle groups to need stretching are the gluteus muscles. They are so important to stretch (and strengthen) because they connect throughout the pelvis and are directly affected by a sedentary lifestyle.
Like we always say, the pelvis is the foundation of the spine…and you know what happens when the foundation is off…
Here is an easy stretch to do each day called the Knee-To-Chest Stretch:
- Lie flat on a mat or carpet with one leg bent and one foot flat on the floor. Do not arch your back.
- Grab your thigh and slowly pull it to your chest. Keep opposite heel on floor. Gently hold for 20 seconds. Do this 3 times with each leg.
- Remember to not force anything. You may keep the opposite knee bent (instead of lying flat on the floor, as shown below) to make it easier.