Stretching can help make you more flexible and relieve soreness and stiffness, especially in the morning when you may have fluid accumulation from the previous night. Stretching can also help manage stress, fix your posture and reduce back pain. A door stretch can help straighten out and relax your spine and chest. The standing hamstring stretch, on the other hand, is more beneficial to your lower back and the backs of your legs. The elevated pigeon stretch, meanwhile, can help with hip and lower back issues.
- A regular stretching routine can do a lot to improve both your posture and your flexibility.
- Stretching regularly can also act as a form of stress relief and help to prevent or mitigate back pain.
- The door stretch, standing hamstring stretch, standing forward bend and elevated pilgrim stretch can all be good additions to your routine.
“Pain and stiffness in the morning is common, because of accumulated fluids during sleep. This routine can help to move the blood and reduce pain.”