Deep stretch is an active stretching class that targets primary muscle groups surrounding the hips, hamstrings and upper back.
This class begins with warm-up movements to build heat and prepare the muscles for stretching. There is a mixture between moving through poses to warm the body the first part of the class.
In this class, you try to achieve this full range with mindful movement and breathing. We create a space to relax, de-stress, and let go of anxiety with postures and breathwork in this class.
The class is designed to increase the range of motion and release any stiffness or tightness in the body. We take the energy through our breath to the targeted area which helps muscles, tissues, joints, etc. work more efficiently, increasing flexibility and leaving one feeling calm and relaxed.
It helps realign any disorganized muscle fibers and helps relieve your chronic muscle tension or malformations. Stretching does not only work on the physical body but also helps calm the mind and helps gain perspective, opening the mind to new ideas and free thinking. Stretching can also be therapeutic and can help cure sciatica and chronic joint pain if done right. Anxiety and stress can result into tight muscles and joints. Many people store stress in particular parts of their body for example neck and shoulders, a stress relief deep stretch class is ideal to decompress, unwind and release tension from the body which translates into the mind. Posture alignment and correction is a basic by product of this class, which is so essential in today's sedentary lifestyle.
Although some particular exercises are commonly categorized as "low", "moderate" or "high" intensity, what really distinguishes them from each other is their effect on your heart rate and the overall effort that they require on your part.
One way to determine whether an exercise is low, moderate or high intensity is to use the rate of perceived exertion, which measures how difficult the exercise feels to you while you are doing it. To measure perceived exertion, observe your breathing patterns and other outward effects, like sweating.
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