Posts Tagged ‘flexibility’

Yoga Stretching Straps

Posted on: May 28th, 2010 by

yoga propsWhen buying your various yoga props, make sure you get your yoga stretching straps, [pictured here] which will help you achieve all of the yoga postures you would hope to, but wouldn’t really be very possible without them; especially if you’re a beginner and your flexibility isn’t quite yet where you’d like for it to be.

And while you’re at it, remember to pick up a few yoga bolsters to support and protect your back and spine while stretching lying down, plus, you’ll want to grab at least one decent yoga bag with a carrying strap, to carry all of your new, groovy, yoga stuff!  The last thing you want to do is have to lug all of your yoga props around in a pillowcase!

Exercise Mats and Accessories

Posted on: May 14th, 2010 by

exercise mats and accessoriesConsider a Whale Therapeutic Back Bench to your quiver of exercise mats and accessories. If you have never laid eyes on one, take a look at this picture of the woman stretching her back. Is your back that flexible? Wouldn’t it be great if it were? Over the years, our spines tend to curve forward, resulting in “humpback” in old age. With the use of the Whale, you can counteract that effect, keeping your spine supple.

Some other benefits include:

• Reduces vertebrae and disc compression, pain and discomfort.
• Improves posture.
• Relaxes back and abdominal muscles.
• Increases blood flow to brain.
• Promotes cognitive abilities.
• Promotes greater well-being.
• Improves sleep patterns.
• May restore lost height due to curvature of spine, over time.

Maintaining our flexibility as we age isn’t easy, to be sure. We need all the help we can get, and one way to encourage our diligence is to have useful equipment around to facilitate regular exercise. Exercise mats, resistance tubes, or the increasingly popular resistance bands, all can help you maintain your flexibility and push back the effects of aging on your body.