Stretching before and after every workout is vital for muscle strength, building and recovery.
SMR or “Foam Rolling”
Foam rolling is a great technique used to release muscle tension by applying pressure to specific muscle areas. Foam rolling can be performed before and after a workout to break up knots, lengthen and relax different muscles groups.
A few of the many benefits and reasons why all brides should do a little yoga:
Increases stress relief
Body weight toning
Improves sleeping habits
Increases focus and concentration
Increases body awareness & confidence
Improves joint strength
Increases blood flow – flushing away toxins and giving you energy!
There are many styles of yoga, try a few to figure out what you like. Personally, I love “hot” or Bikram Yoga. It is a series of 26 poses, performed in a 60-90 minute class in a room heated to 105 degrees. I love it because not only do you get all the benefits listed above, but you get a good sweat on!