How to become more flexible?
Flexibility is often necessary in certain sports, training or physical exercises. It is possible to work on your flexibility in order to increase your skills in these areas or simply to become more flexible, regardless of your age.
If you want to be more flexible, you will have to work on your body, your movements and your postures. Here are some good tips and exercises to become more flexible.
Tips and stretches to be flexible:
1. Do yoga to become more flexible
If you have noticed for a few months or years that the flexibility of your body is no longer there, then Yoga may be the solution.
There are many yoga postures that can effectively improve the flexibility of the body.
But let’s focus for today on the 2 best postures that of downward dog and that of the pincer.
Downward facing dog pose:
If you are looking for a way to increase your flexibility, this posture is ideal. This downward facing dog pose helps regain flexibility throughout the body.
Upward facing dog pose:
This posture, which is a variant of the previous one but now with the head up, is ideal for becoming more flexible at the level of the front of the body but also at the level of the lower back.
2. Stretching for more flexibility
As with the yoga trick, stretching is the basis for improving flexibility and hoping to become more flexible quickly. Indeed, how do you become flexible if you don’t take the time to stretch and exercise.
1st stretching exercise:
This stretch, which also bears the name of the child’s posture, is really super effective in helping to relax the back.
2nd stretching exercise:
This second idea of stretching will work the flexibility of the back, the arms, the legs, in short of the whole body or almost.
Stretching is the best way to become flexible! Do long stretches for all parts of your body!
3. Stretching to become flexible quickly
To continue in the momentum of stretching and exercises, stretching is undoubtedly the best way to gain flexibility, and this, quickly.
The exercises I suggested above are actually stretching exercises. It is therefore possible to make a daily routine to become more flexible quickly thanks to Stretching.
Here is a complete 20-minute routine to gain flexibility:
If you take the time to do all these exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week you will quickly see a difference in your flexibility. You will be much more flexible!
4. Take your time when stretching
The most important thing when doing flexibility or stretching exercises is not to be in a hurry. You have to take your time for it to be really effective in terms of your body and your flexibility.
Slowness is the watchword when it comes time to do these different postures. You are not in the same state of mind as doing cardio or strength training exercises, quite the contrary.
Do breathing exercises!
As I’ve been saying for a while, you have to take your time, so don’t forget to breathe well. Indeed, by taking deep breaths you will be able to relax your body and better accommodate your flexibility within you.
Don’t rush anything!
Take it easy and do a little each day. If you go too fast and push your body and limbs too hard, you risk injuring yourself.
Relax for better flexibility!
If you are tense and tense, it will be difficult to become flexible. So relax your muscles and your whole body. It will then be easier to do the various stretching exercises.
5. What sport and activity to practice to be flexible?
Although yoga and stretching exercises are the most effective in becoming flexible, other more common sports and activities can also be effective.
Here are a few:
- swimming and movement in water
- the bar on the floor
- boxing and other combat sports