Why is stretching important?
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
Regular stretching keeps muscles long, lean, and flexible, and this means that exertion won't put too much force on the muscle itself. Healthy muscles also help a person with balance problems to avoid falls.
What are the benefits of stretching?
Targeted stretching loosens tight muscles which helps your muscles both relax and increase blood flow, thus bringing the body back into balance. It also encourages the release of endorphins, providing a sense of tranquility and euphoria.
In addition to strength training, proper stretching have a beneficial effect on non-training days or after intensive training to promote regeneration and relaxation.
In this course, you will expect a more tender approach towards relaxation through stretching by letting your "qi" (energy) flow more smoothly.
During Corona lockdowns, I welcome you to an online-based course with other participants together to develop mindful body awareness.