Stretching has been shown to help strengthen muscles. Exercisers who add a couple of extra session into their week are 3x stronger than those who don’t stretch. BUT, you really want to only stretch a warm muscle. Why? Imagine a muscle as taffy. Stretch it when it’s cold and it rips. Warm it, and you can stretch it into spaghetti.
Stretching is something that we don’t do enough of. Not only is it great to help lubricate your joints, keep you limber, flexible, and slim your muscles long and sexy, it’s also important to keep your body young, healthy, and pain-free. Here are my fave INTENSE Yin Yoga moves.