Yoga Teacher at YogaWorks Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.
I recommend repeating one of the first 4 classes today and then practicing this sequence right after if you have time. Day 2 is 25 minutes, which would put you at a 35 min session.
In General, our yoga practice, of warming up and then linking together poses that are held for 30-45 seconds is a great way to improve our health, range of motion, strength and overall movement quality.
But the big gains in flexibility come from the long holds at the end of class.
On my subscription service, the Conscious Movement Community (CMC), I post classes that are 1 hour long in addition to the various courses I have to help improve your practice.
My CMC students all agree that the big gains in their practice have come from following the CMC course (30-45 min classes) after the challenge and eventually working in 1 hour classes which are updated weekly, a few days a week into their routine.
In these 1 hour classes, we have all the time we need to get a full practice with the deep stretches.
But in a 30 min class, there simply isn't enough time to get it all.
That's why I created the Stretch Routine.
At the start of the challenge, I shared on Instagram how I started adding a focused stretch routine to my yoga practice with poses that I struggled with and knew I needed to improve.
Practicing targeted stretches like this (for a long hold of 90 seconds, or doing sets of 30 seconds 3 x) is the best way to increase your flexibility gains.
If your goal is to become more flexible this is the fastest way to do it.
And the good news is you don't need to do it daily. Add the stretches that you struggle with in this routine just 3x a week to the end of your yoga practice.
It should take around 10min.
Studies show that 3x a week will illicit significant gains, and going over that can give you a bit of an edge, but it is not required.
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