Stretching Video

My main form of cardio these days is running.  It is a great form of exercise for me, I feel like I get maximum benefits for minimum time.  Over the past few months though, I have noticed that my muscles are really tight and my flexibility has been suffering so I’ve made it a goal to try to increase my flexibility this year and hopefully do away with some sore muscles!  I found a lot of great stretching videos on You Tube for free.  Below is a Yoga stretch video by Kathy Smith.  I’m not a big fan of the “new age” type yoga with meditation ect. but I have found quite a few “sporty” type yoga/stretching videos out there.  The focus is on stretching and flexibility. This video is broken into two parts, each about 10 minutes long.  You can do both or just one if you are time crunched.  She offers some great modified options (which I am currently following).  I hope that if I stick with it, I can eventually move on to the regular moves.  Another benefit I have found with adding stretching/yoga to my exercise routine, is the calmness and stress relief it brings me.  If you have never tried this type of exercise before, I encourage you to give it a whirl, I think you will be glad you did.

How about you?  Do you have any fitness goals for this year?  Do you have any stretching exercises or videos you like?  I would love to hear about it.

Here is to a happy, healthy day!