Stretch and Strength
There is much and continuing blather, dissension and contention about the value of ‘stretching’. Scientific studies now abound on the intricacies and styles and ‘results’ of stretch and if you read and understand them all, you get paralysis. As often as one says it is good for you, another says it’s something else.
You have to stretch because you have to. All human locomotion, even the tiniest movement, requires one group of muscles to lengthen, or ‘stretch’, in order for the opposing muscle group to contract and thereby move the levers of your bones to move you. Those rhythms happen naturally in the architecture of our bodies. Yet the facts of age, gender, genetics, training, nutrition, rest, hydration, and medications affect your flexibility – the suppleness with which you move and respond. If you stretch actively, consciously, knowingly, and with strength, you can reduce the fatiguing drag on your system and get as supple as your blueprint allows.
So here’s the simple truth: You know. You feel better when you stretch. Do it for that. Because you get blood flowing from your sitting butt and swollen ankles to your searching brain.
Stretch and Strength is BY – ‘Before Yoga.’
It is human movement realized.
It is better balance.
It is avoidance of, and faster recovery from, injury, surgery and other bodily insult.
It is lasting.
The Wee Small Stretch Book was designed in response to consistent inquiries from clients for a tool to keep up their practice of this ground-breaking work, stretching safely and effectively.