Stretches

Quick Posture Tip for Busy Moms

September 20, 2013
Quick Posture Tip for Busy Moms (especially moms who drive a lot!) from InspiredRD.com

It’s Friday!  Which means two days of NO driving to school and picking up from school and dropping the other kid off at school then picking the other kid up at school then running errands then driving home. Phew!  Are you in the car all week too?  If so, here’s a quick tip to help […]

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Child’s Pose

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Child

From a kneeling position, bring your arms out in front of you, sink your hips back into your heels, and rest your chest on your knees. Sink into the pose and relax all of your muscles. Hold for 30-60 seconds.

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Glute Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Glute Stretch

From a kneeling position, cross right leg in front of body while extending left leg back. Place hands on floor and sink into the stretch. You can extend even further into the stretch by walking hands out front and bringing chest towards the floor. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat on opposite side.

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Hamstring Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Hamstring Stretch

From a seated position, extend left leg out front and bring right foot towards left thigh. Reach forward with your left arm as far as possible while keeping leg straight. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat on opposite leg.

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Hip Flexor Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Hip Flexor Stretch

From a kneeling position, bring left leg out front with foot flat on the ground. Push body forward through the hips, stretching that right hip flexor. Hold for 30 seconds, then bring right arm straight up, slightly twisting body to the right and leaning to the left to go further into the stretch. Hold for […]

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Lower Back Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Lower Back Stretch

From a seated position, keep left leg out straight and cross right leg over. Twist your body so that your left arm is resting on the outside of your right leg. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat on opposite side.

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Door Chest Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Door Chest Stretch

Standing in a doorway, place hands on either side of the doorway at chest level. Take one step forward and allow the chest to stretch. Hold for 30-60 seconds.

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Triceps Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Triceps Stretch

From a seated position, bring your left arm backwards and your right arm overhead. Gently pull down and back on your left arm, stretching the tricep. Keep your posture nice and tall while doing this stretch. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat with other arm.

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Shoulder Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Shoulder Stretch

From a seated position, extend your right arm across your body in a straight line. Reach your left arm up and pull gently back on your right arm, stretching the shoulder. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat with other arm.

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Butterfly Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Butterfly Stretch

Sit with your legs in a diamond shape, the soles of your feet together. Sit up nice and tall with abs engaged. Push knees towards the floor and hold, but do not bounce. Hold the stretch for 30-60 seconds.

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