Diary #182 - Mindfulness and Exercise 7# - Stretching

7#  Stretching

Here are two things I noticed being more mindful when stretching:  

  • Pushing myself on a stretch is less productive than fully relaxing into it.
  • Doing a ‘body scan’ whilst stretching can highlight seemingly unrelated areas that are tense. For example lifting my arms up I experience a tightness in the chest which can release if I breathe from the belly.


I find that being intentionally more tuned-in to my thoughts and body sensations can make my stretching exercises more effective.



Author: JD

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