Yin Yoga focuses on stretching the connective tissue around the joints, such as the hips, knees and shoulders. Yin is a relaxing way to unwind after a long week, by letting go of any tension in the body caused by sitting at a desk or hunched over a tablet.
When muscles are tight they can shift your body out of alignment, which puts strain on your joints & ligaments, Taking 10 – 15 minutes to stretch can help loosen connective tissue, which helps your muscles relax and relieves pain caused by tension.
To help build core strength while you work, swap your chair out for a balance ball.
To reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a research study from our friends at The Psychology Society recommends regular leg stretches to strengthening blood vessels and increases blood flow to the legs by as much as 36%!
Improve your blood circulation with stretching.
Stretching increases blood circulation within your muscles, helping to rid your body of waste trapped in its tissue. Stretching also helps shorten recovery time during muscle injuries.