Use these stretches to fine-tune your muscles. This is a general routine that emphasises stretching and relaxing the muscles most frequently used during normal day-to-day activities.
In the simple tasks of everyday living, we often use our body in strained or awkward ways, creating stress and tension. A kind of muscular rigor mortis sets in. If you can set aside a minimum of 10 minutes every day for stretching, you will offset this accumulated tension so you can use your body with greater ease.
Stretching should be done slowly without bouncing. Preferably, after a warm up or a warm bath with magnesium salts. Hold each stretch for a minimum of 30 seconds while increasing the tension slowly. Hold only stretch tension that is comfortable to you and stop if it feels too painful. Do each stretch 2-3 times.
The key to stretching is to be relaxed. Breathe deeply and slowly while concentrating on the area being stretched. Regular stretching retrains your muscles and ligaments to better flexibility and movement.