Here is how to best sequence different types of yoga stretches throughout your practice or class to help improve range of motion. Also, some thoughts on why stretching helps us relax and a reality check on how much flexibility we actually need. Here is the final part of the four part guide.
At the beginning and end of vinyasa flow yoga classes we often hold yoga stretches for a few breaths up to interminably long durations that have us dreaming of our post class smoothie. But, is there a logic to how long we hold poses? Do you know how long to hold a yoga pose? To find out more on how best to stretch to increase range of motion here is part three of our stretching and yoga guide.
I travel (a lot), and keeping up a yoga practice when I am abroad is hard. Hell, a lot of time keeping up a yoga practice at home can sometimes feel like a serious challenge!
But over time I have come to realise its vital for me. If I don't make time every day for even a short practice I start to unravel. I get unhappy, stiff, and anxious. Not what I want to add to the mix when I am away.
So here is how I take my practice on the road (or the plane).