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A quick leg stretch you can do when you're feeling stressed.
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Stretch For Stress With Kerry
Kerry Kalu • Ep 1
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Stretch For Stress With Kerry
Stretch For Stress With Kerry
Kerry Kalu • Ep 1 • 04:34

Stress may quickly accumulate in the fast-paced, frequently chaotic society we live in and negatively impact both our physical and emotional health. Stretching is a quick and efficient stress-reduction technique. Stretching has a relaxing and soothing impact on the psyche in addition to helping the body release physical strain.

Our muscles tighten under stress, which may be uncomfortable and even painful. Possible targets for relaxing stretching activities may be these tight areas. While stretching, pay attention to your breathing, inhaling slowly and deeply, and exhaling slowly and fully to heighten the relaxation response.

Additionally, stretching promotes mindfulness and present-moment awareness. Stretching helps you focus on your body's feelings rather than worries and fears, which encourages a sense of peace and centering. Even for a little period in the morning or before night, include stretching in your daily routine. Regular stretching may be a great tool for reducing stress and fostering general well-being, whether you choose to do easy stretches at your desk or partake in a yoga session.


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- [Kerry Kalu] - Hey guys. These are some stretches I like to do after a lot of sitting. It's a good stretch for the legs and the hips. If you've been on an airplane or in the office chair a lot today, these will be really helpful. Let's start with a couple of deep breaths to soothe and connect to the present moment. And we'll move into a cat-cow pose. Here, you wanna place your hands shoulder-width apart, keep your knees under your hips. Take a couple of deep breaths and then push your chest out and towards the sun. And as you breathe out, bring it in and push your heart towards the ceiling above you. Then we're gonna transition into a downward-facing dog. Curl your toes under, stretch your legs. Make sure you've got strong arms as you do this. We're gonna bring the left foot up and the toes, we're gonna try and give ourselves a high five on the shoulder blade with our toes, point our knees to the air, to the sky. One deep breath. And on the out breath, we're gonna bring it in and we're gonna place our toes right where our left hands are. We're gonna push our left hand back and sink into that. You should feel a stretch on your outer hip. You're gonna bring your left arm up and look towards the sky. As you breathe out, try and get deeper and deeper, whatever feels comfortable for you. On the next breath out, we're gonna rest our right knee, we're gonna reach towards our right toes. That's gonna be a good stretch for your quads. Another deep breath in and out. Release your toes on the out breath, bring your left arm back. Push the floor away with both your hands. We're gonna put our left hand outside of our left foot and just inch across until our left toes are towards our right hand. This is called pigeon pose. Uncurl your toes in the back by the way. Deep breath in and out, we're gonna go towards, bend our hips towards the floor. This is such a juicy stretch for your hips. Sometimes I just like to hang out. Next, deep breath in. We're gonna push the floor away with our palms, curl our toes. We're gonna go up into plank. Deep breath out, down into cobra, up. Deep breath out into downward-facing dog and we're gonna do the same on the other side. Another breath in and out. We're gonna bring our right toes, give yourself a pat on the back. Bring it towards your right palm and right hand towards the sky. Breathe into it. Right hand towards the wall. We're turning. Push the floor away. Down into plank, cobra, in, out. Up, downward-facing dog. You really wanna stretch your calves with this one and step away, step into it. Push the floor away with your palms, your finger pads. Lower your knees to the ground. Bring your hands towards your knees. Deep breath in, out, in, out. Thank you.

Watching Now
Stretch For Stress With Kerry
Stretch For Stress With Kerry
Kerry Kalu • Ep 1 • 04:34

Stress may quickly accumulate in the fast-paced, frequently chaotic society we live in and negatively impact both our physical and emotional health. Stretching is a quick and efficient stress-reduction technique. Stretching has a relaxing and soothing impact on the psyche in addition to helping the body release physical strain.

Our muscles tighten under stress, which may be uncomfortable and even painful. Possible targets for relaxing stretching activities may be these tight areas. While stretching, pay attention to your breathing, inhaling slowly and deeply, and exhaling slowly and fully to heighten the relaxation response.

Additionally, stretching promotes mindfulness and present-moment awareness. Stretching helps you focus on your body's feelings rather than worries and fears, which encourages a sense of peace and centering. Even for a little period in the morning or before night, include stretching in your daily routine. Regular stretching may be a great tool for reducing stress and fostering general well-being, whether you choose to do easy stretches at your desk or partake in a yoga session.


View Transcript
- [Kerry Kalu] - Hey guys. These are some stretches I like to do after a lot of sitting. It's a good stretch for the legs and the hips. If you've been on an airplane or in the office chair a lot today, these will be really helpful. Let's start with a couple of deep breaths to soothe and connect to the present moment. And we'll move into a cat-cow pose. Here, you wanna place your hands shoulder-width apart, keep your knees under your hips. Take a couple of deep breaths and then push your chest out and towards the sun. And as you breathe out, bring it in and push your heart towards the ceiling above you. Then we're gonna transition into a downward-facing dog. Curl your toes under, stretch your legs. Make sure you've got strong arms as you do this. We're gonna bring the left foot up and the toes, we're gonna try and give ourselves a high five on the shoulder blade with our toes, point our knees to the air, to the sky. One deep breath. And on the out breath, we're gonna bring it in and we're gonna place our toes right where our left hands are. We're gonna push our left hand back and sink into that. You should feel a stretch on your outer hip. You're gonna bring your left arm up and look towards the sky. As you breathe out, try and get deeper and deeper, whatever feels comfortable for you. On the next breath out, we're gonna rest our right knee, we're gonna reach towards our right toes. That's gonna be a good stretch for your quads. Another deep breath in and out. Release your toes on the out breath, bring your left arm back. Push the floor away with both your hands. We're gonna put our left hand outside of our left foot and just inch across until our left toes are towards our right hand. This is called pigeon pose. Uncurl your toes in the back by the way. Deep breath in and out, we're gonna go towards, bend our hips towards the floor. This is such a juicy stretch for your hips. Sometimes I just like to hang out. Next, deep breath in. We're gonna push the floor away with our palms, curl our toes. We're gonna go up into plank. Deep breath out, down into cobra, up. Deep breath out into downward-facing dog and we're gonna do the same on the other side. Another breath in and out. We're gonna bring our right toes, give yourself a pat on the back. Bring it towards your right palm and right hand towards the sky. Breathe into it. Right hand towards the wall. We're turning. Push the floor away. Down into plank, cobra, in, out. Up, downward-facing dog. You really wanna stretch your calves with this one and step away, step into it. Push the floor away with your palms, your finger pads. Lower your knees to the ground. Bring your hands towards your knees. Deep breath in, out, in, out. Thank you.


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