Physical activities that induce stretching and lengthening of muscles are vital for the prevention of injuries, back pains and helpful to balancing.
Muscles that are well-stretched on a regular basis can easily and safely achieve actions in full range without any pain.
Moreover, a well-stretched or flexible muscles improve performance especially in athletic performances, work that requires physical intervention, and even being able to perform different sexual positions with ease and comfort resulting in a better sex experience.
You’ve seen a lot of these especially adult clips or movies where men and women are able to achieve easily with different positions that most of us think it’s impossible.
Furthermore, well-stretched or flexible muscles are less restricted to various movements, a full range of motions as mentioned.
If you have flexible muscles within your entire body as a result of practicing Yoga, swinging along with your body when playing tennis, or golf, for instance, it becomes a lot easier without restrictions.
You can do maximum transference of force from your inner core to the golf club or tennis racket fully allowing you to hit the ball with maximum distance and accurately.
It doesn’t stop there as having flexible muscles is not only for highly athletic people but for everyone having to perform daily functional work like stooping, bending and reaching things in the house or office. This muscle flexibility due to Yoga practice is essential as it prevents various muscle pains at the end of the day.
Yoga, while it may look like a light stretching exercise has huge health benefits, not just the physical body, but for the mind, as well.
Yoga stretching exercises is a useful way to get moving as you start your day, or some people like me use it as a way of relaxation after a long day of work. Stretching relieves the stress, and if done regularly, it’s an amazing way to stay stress-free especially if combined with short meditation.
Do it regularly and you’ll be able to achieve an amazing combination of improved balance, and relaxation in which both have a positive impact on the brain, as well.
Nowadays, fitness experts do no recommend doing stretching routine prior to performing a workout. Instead, new recommendations start with a warm-up routine usually a stationary job, or an easy walk, or even performing a routine based on sports like serving tennis balls, or doing ground strokes prior to a match.
Warm-up routines help the blood flowing, as well as oxygen to the muscles. Normally, warm-up takes between 5 to 10 minutes, and during this time the muscles in the body become supple.
Once the warm-up is done, it’s now time to do stretching with Yoga. The same is true with post-workout routine, flexibility stretches with Yoga are also good for cooling down.