|Cover of The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough|
looking for ways to mix up my movement routines. I love to walk but it’s not always convenient to do so in the winter. I love yoga but sometimes, the schedule gets a little crazy and money get’s spent on other things… You know the deal. Homegirl’s gotta get creative or the New Year’s resolution will include taking off ten pounds put on during the Holidays. Now, if you’re new to this blog, I wanna be sure you understand that, this is a space where I share my thoughts on holistic
health. Keeping healthy in body mind and spirit is the journey, the goal and reward. Looking fabulous is a total bonus to feeling healthy enough to do anything we can conceive…
With all that said, I scour the various sources of inspiration to find good ways to incorporate mental, physical and spiritual exercises, into my life. I found this book on Scribd: The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough There is an awesome routine that I wanted to share:
- 4 minutes of high intensity cardio
- 3 minutes of total body toning
- 2 minutes of Abs/Lower back
- 1 minute of stretch
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Until recently, I didn’t realize how important flexibility was to overall health. I thank my mother everyday for putting me in dance class and I thank my stars that I loved it. I danced daily throughout my teens and regularly through my twenties. My thirties presented a few challenges for me as I struggled to find the time to workout and care for my newly expanding >:-/ childbearing body… I’m happy to report, I found ways and will gladly share some in other posts.
Now in my 40’s, I exercise regularly, though not fanatically as I did in my 20’s. I’m still extremely flexible. I take yoga classes or at least incorporate some sort of stretching almost daily. On the recommendation of a friend advanced in his spiritual practice, I usually try to stretch at least 5 minutes before bed.
In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many animals. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces or areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness. It is common for athletes to stretch before and after exercise in order to reduce injury and increase performance.
Yoga involves the stretching of major muscle groups, some of which require a high level of flexibility to perform, for example the lotus position. It’s good to stretch the wrists, forearms, hands and feet as well. I see a chiropractor as often as possible so I can even have my joints/bones stretched and put back in order!
Stretching can strengthen muscles, and in turn strong muscles are important to stretching safely and effectively. Stretching must be performed correctly. There are many techniques for stretching in general, but depending on which muscle group is being stretched, some techniques may be ineffective or dangerous.
If you are not physically fit or used to stretching I HIGHLY recommend you take a class or try some of the great resources available on and offline.
We only have one physical body, so I’m off to treat it to a gentle morning stretch…