Loosen up those hips for success

  Stretch your hips before hiking around Relaxation Island © or before sports activity, speaking, and teaching teaching : Before you go walking or hiking around Relaxation Island© doing these stretches to relax, create more flexibility and improve range of motion. It will decrease our chance of injury form exercising cold tight muscles in your hips, pelvic floor, legs and back. Hip stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the hip and …

Relax your neck

Get up and stretch to think clearly and breathe easier. Do these gentle techniques to relax and take a short “Time for Me” during the day or before bedtime. Using these simple stretches from Brad Walker of Injuryfix.com formerly called the Stretching Institute your neck will relax and upper body stress will decrease. Have a great time on Relaxation Island© . Always check with your health professional before starting any new exercises.   Thanks to Brad …

Simply – roll your shoulders

Conscious Freedom Let’s begin with the shoulders. Let the shoulders drop into a comfortable position. Be aware of how you position your shoulders. We tend to roll our shoulders forward when we focus on a cell phone, work at a desk, do crafts, bike ride, eat or are in a state of shock by a loud noise or trauma. When we roll the shoulders forward, we constrict our breathing, decreasing the flow of oxygen and blood …

Decrease stress on legs, calf and feet muscles

One way to decrease stress on calf, feet, leg and even hip muscles and increase muscle flexibility is by doing gentle stretches. The second way to decrease lower body stress is to stand up and move around every 1/2 hour. The more pliable a muscle becomes, the less likely you are to injure that muscle. Many sports injuries and pain can be lessened by improving lower leg strength, balance and flexibility. Try ProStretch to help increase …