Flexibility is as important as healthy body. If youre flexible, you can rapidly act to the situations, do tasks that need steady work and movements, and flexible body also helps you perform well at sports. If youre searching for the exercises helpful for body flexibility then this post is a must read for you. Here we have gathered the list of exercises and postures to increase flexibility. Some of them are stretching exercises and some are core, but all of them are useful to keep your body fine and flexible.
The very first exercise on our list, Neck Stretch can be done in your home, a playground on anywhere in your comfort zone. To start with, keep your feet straight on the ground. Slowly turn your head to the left until stretched completely. Stay in this posture for 10 to 30 seconds and repeat the process on another side and vice-versa. For better results, this exercise should be practiced for 3-5 minutes a day.
Another useful stretching exercise on our list is the Shoulder Stretch. Keep your back straight against a wall, keep your arms at shoulder height, bend elbows to point your fingertips towards the ceilings and touch the wall behind you. Do it in the repetitions for 10-20 seconds each for 3-5 minutes in total. If you feel any stretch, stop and do it after a while. In case of a sharp pain or discomfort, stop immediately. It may take time for beginners to become habitual.
Chest Stretch exercise can be done in both sitting-standing positions. To start with, you need to keep your feet flat on the floor. Now bring your elbows below the shoulder levels and have someone to hold your hands. Slowly move your arms backward and forward keeping them parallel to the ground and face of the palms outwards. To get the maximum advantage, do 2-3 repetitions for 20-30 seconds.
Back stretching exercises are good for spine and make it more flexible and stronger. These exercises are also helpful in reducing back pain, which is a common problem among females. A number of exercises can be practiced to the betterment of our spine including Spine Stretch, Spine Trunk Rotation, Toga Cat Pose, Piriformis Seated Stretch, Cobra Stretch, Restful Pose and other. Though, it is not mandatory to do all of these. Practicing a few of them can also help you a lot. These were the main exercises that you can do for a steady and fine body. But before you do any stretching exercises make sure to warm up prior to starting your session. An early warm-up heats up your body temperature and increase the blood flow to your muscles. Hope you loved reading this article. Thank you readers!
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