Stacey working with ballet dancer Anya - Stacey Stretch Straps
6 Best stretches to get flexible
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1. Stretch for calves, Achilles, hamstrings, and low back.
Don't do this
2. Upper Back, Shoulder & Rib Stretch
Now turn body straight then lead with the chest as you allow your body weight sink into it your arm. Keep going until you feel the tension behind the shoulder start to release. Do both sides
3. Entire Back & Achilles Stretch
4. Waist, Back & Upper Body Stretch
5. Calf, Hamstrings & Gluteal Muscles
Using Stacey Stretch Strap, Stacey Posture Strap & Yoga Blocks
"I just got my dancers bundle. I started dancing as an adult and I've never been very flexible. This is my before and after after doing ""Dancers held back by tightness" for the first time. My body feels very open after the session and I am looking forward to continue." Martina GojkošekI
- With technology and many working remotely there has never been a better time to get flexible from home. The more we take care of ourselves the more energy we can give to our profession, friends, and family.
- Streaming online courses – don’t expire after purchase – progress every time you press play
- Private flexibility training in person or via Skype to jumpstart your progress to see how fun and deeply freeing it feels to clear constriction in your mind, body, and spirit.
- Flexibility training is a workout within itself it should be a solid continuous program for your exact level and needs. Devote yourself to an intensive long program and train with a condensed yet complete short programs on the days that time is limited.
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Create a schedule that is easy to stick to-integrate it into your schedule that supports the flow of your day- There is no right time of day train as everyone has a different body clock. If you are a morning person and prefer to get it out of the way first thing and feel clear and aligned for a great day after, then that is your answer. Same is true if midday feels best or end of the day to unwind. The only time not to train is after a large meal. The body needs that energy to digest. A light snack is okay and plenty of water is essential.
Benefits of increasing flexibility from home:
- Breathing plays a large factor in increasing flexibility-having to wear a mask in a class can be a hindrance to having an enjoyable productive session
- No better way to safely get into shape and increase flexibility- during this time of variants spreading
- Get to go at your own pace and time- Often when caught up with work it is difficult to make it to class on time – when training at home it can be scheduled to what suits you best
- Convenience- of easily getting ready simply throw on comfortable clothes that allow movement no packing a gym bag or having to get dolled up for anyone
- No distractions-Privacy and quiet to tune into your own breathing and what your body
Setting Up Your Space:
Setting up your space to get flexible from home:
Testimonial from dancer Elektra after using Stacey Stretch Strap with course
Create an area that
is your flexibility sanctuary to shut out distractions. You do not need to
spend a lot of money on clucky heavy apparatuses. Here are the basics in order
*A matt – The body (especially back and knees) does not like hard floors
*An area will some clear wall space- walls, counter tops, chairs and step stools for balance and support
*Stacey Stretch Strap- to maximize progress by spotting the stretch to a new place with clean alignment
*Yoga Blocks-Soft blocks give added support getting into positions
Stacey Posture Strap-if you suffer from hunched over posture this will give the support needed to create new muscle memory, improve balance, and open the heart and lungs.
Benefits of getting flexible from home:
Experience more clarity and coherence
Improve range of motion
Strengthen immune system
Recalibrate central nervous system
The body knows how to heal itself with the right care and mindset
Stop cycle of unnecessary medications and surgeries
Flexibility Training for Injury Recovery:
If it's shoulder or upper-body problem and you can't participate in a certain sport or activity, walking can go hand in hand with flexibility training it helps get rid of lactic acid and is very natural to the body. For a sprained ankle you can train around the injury by starting with stretching on the floor and only performing exercises that do not put pressure on injured area. If the back or knees feel locked up stretching at home could be the simple solution. If correctly done the increased range of motion can bring relief to nagging aches and pains. A chiropractor with a proven track record and massages can help speed up healing. However, there is no better way to get flexible at home than training with a comprehensive flexibility program.
Often deep stretching is all that was needed all along for severe back or shoulder pain. Most injuries are due a lack of flexibility, proper warm-up and cool down. Luckily lots of stretches can be done laying down. It is important to note that if the injured area feels any of the bad pain while stretching or training around it, stop immediately. It helps to elevate and ice the inflamed area.
The beauty of an injury for a person who is obsessed with their sport, is that those muscles that are over-trained and strained finally get a chance to heal and restore.
Another blessing of injuries is having to dig down and tune in to the body and let it instruct you on what it needs. An injury is the way our bodies talk to us when we have come out of alignment in some area of our life. By necessity to get out of pain, I have created many stretches that have adjusted the problem. Which has enabled me to share this and help others.
Always check with your doctor and use commonsense with any fitness programs. In my experience the body knows what it needs and will guide if you get quiet enough to listen to your inner guidance system.
Also read : Stretches For Sitting All Day
Finally move beyond Stuck Flexibility Plateaus At Home
- 💃 Be competition ready
- 🥋 Experience Flexibility Freedom
- 🤸 Reduce Aches & Pains
- 🏃♂️ Splits & Over-Splits
I invite you to completely transform your flexibility and range of motion. Thousands from across the globe have adopted my authenticated flexibility method and hardly recognize themselves.
If you are ready!
After 30 years of groundbreaking achievement helping professional athletes, dancers, performers, martial artist, and beginners immediately increase their flexibility. I am here to bring a new paradigm shift to eliminate the confusion surrounding the art & science of flexibility training for anyone at any level or age. These courses share the magic that happens with every client and the exact steps to increase flexibility safely, quickly and without pain.
Testimonial “Flexibility At Any Age”:
“I am 43 and don’t want to injure myself. I’ve danced my whole life, however started ballet 3 years ago after years of dancing Flamenco: Thank you thank you thank you!!! I went through the “Flexibility At Any Age” in the Beginners Bundle Series last night and I’m hooked! I even woke up feeling better and can’t wait to do more! I’m excited to get my husband and son on board with me. I’m going to order three Stacey Stretch Straps for us today.” Kerry Hanneman