Relieve Muscle Tension
Healthy Habit #9-1 Stretch every day.
Just take 10 minutes a day to stretch all major muscle groups:
* The back of the legs (Hamstrings);
* The front of the hips (Hip Flexors);
* The chest (Pectorals);
* The sides of the trunk (Lats and Obliques);
* The top of the shoulders (Upper Trapezius); and
* The neck (all around).
If you already have an exercise routine, that's great. Just include some stretching 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after.
If you need help with specific stretches for these muscle groups,
or find a good personal trainer/yoga teacher in your area.
Healthy Habit #9-2 Practice some
restorative yoga poses.
Restorative yoga focuses on releasing muscles rather than stretching muscles.
It's a great addition to your stretching routine and strength-training.
Ideally, do some strength-training first, then stretch, and finally, hang out in a restorative yoga pose to release a particular muscle group.
Contact Surya for Restorative Yoga recommendations to release specific muscle groups.
Healthy Habit #9-3 Get a Massage!
Receive massage therapy such as Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage, Structural Integration, or any other bodywork method that works on the myo-fascial layer (muscles and connective tissue), improves your posture, and reduces chronic tension.
This is Surya's Massage Therapy Center in Boston:
East West Massage Therapy for Muscle Tension
|Disclaimer: The contents of this website are based upon the opinions, research, and experiences of Surya (Slava Kolpakov), unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to treat, prescribe, diagnose, or replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional or yoga therapist and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.|