Some stretches are fantastic to practice every day. But if you do them the same way each time, you might be missing benefits that could make a massive difference in the way you feel and move.
Two keys to safe, successful stretching are variety and alignment.
Think of it like mowing a lawn but only going over the same strip of grass with each pass. There’s a lot more grass that needs cutting, but you have to change your mower’s range, direction, and blade height to get to it.
In today’s video, I’ll show you how to safely and effectively add more variety to the famous Figure Four Stretch by “setting your mower blade” (your pelvis) so that you can clear out the grass you’ve been missing in the “hip-socket-lawn.”
This tip changes everything about this exercise, and I’d love to hear how it goes. So make sure to tell me in the comments below.
With lots of stretch variety,
P.S. I do a variation of the Figure Four exercise every day! If you’re curious to learn more about alignment and exercises that pack the most punch when practiced daily, stay tuned. I have a program in the works that will help you move with more freedom and ease while addressing what your body needs the most!