Warming up your body for the day shouldn’t be overlooked and as the years go by the importance of stretching on a regular basis cannot be overemphasised. Stretching keeps our bodies healthy, strong and flexible to maintain a range of motion in our joints. With a body full of muscles, the idea of stretching may seem overwhelming at times, but we are here to help. The Kabana team has come up with 5 easy stretches. As you complete the movements, take this time to reflect and prepare for the day ahead. Each stretch should be held for 1 -2 minutes.
Chest and shoulder stretch | Hamstring stretch | Groin stretch | Lat stretch | Quad stretch
CHEST & SHOULDER STRETCH
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and take a big breath in. with your hands together stretch forward and hold. As you hold take long, deep breaths in and out and try to relax.
Put one leg out in front of you straight and bend the other leg slightly. Lean your upper body forward so that you feel a stretch in the backs of your legs. Repeat on the other leg
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Take your right leg out to the side and bend it slightly. Lean into your bent leg and feel the stretch up your inner thigh and groin area. Repeat on the other leg.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Take a deep breath in and take your right arm over your body. Lean your body slightly in the same direction as your right arm and feel the stretch up the right side of your upper body.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Holding onto a wall for balance, bend one leg behind you, bringing it up to your bottom and hold it with your hand. Repeat on the other leg.
Once you have finished stretching it is time to relax and take some deep breaths. Get comfortable and lay down on your back. Place one hand on your stomach. Breathe in and let your stomach fill with air, hold your breath and breathe all of the air back out. Repeat these steps as long as you wish.