Being flexible is truly a talent and gift. When you are flexible there is close to nothing that cannot be done without breaking a bone! However developing that flexibility is certainly a challenge. Nonetheless, here are a few tips to help you out. 

Stretching has nothing to do with flexibility

So the first thing that you need to understand if you want to develop flexibility is that, stretching has nothing to do with being flexible. Simply because you stretch beyond your limits and feel that burn in your muscles it doesn’t mean you are one step close to being flexible. The trick behind developing flexibility is first training your mind. Being calmed and relaxed is in fact the key to it all. Start slow with the right mind, and in no time, you’ll see a change in yourself without even having to enroll in any aerial classes Auckland!

Find the best position

Like mentioned earlier, flexibility is truly a mind thing. So before you try to develop this skill like a pro, you need to first start off by finding the best position for you. Your brain needs to feel that you are safe and that there is no way you are going to be in any form of danger. It is only once this fact has been established can you work on the rest of the steps. So find a comfortable position and then start working out. You can choose to do it in front of your TV or sign up with circus classes west Auckland to start off.

Start slow

There is no rush when trying to harness this skill. As a beginner there is obviously going to be a couple bumps and mishaps but what is important is that you start slow, step by step. For an example if you are to try out the runner’s lunge move with one heel tucked in and the other foot stretched out in front, first lean back and let your body get used to the position. Then put our right arm to the back and try to stretch out by leaning further. Similarly you can work your legs and knees. What’s important is that you don’t try everything at once, but go one by one!

Work on deep breathing

Staying calm and easing your muscles is the key to developing flexibility. It is not about stretching beyond limits. And the first step to achieve this is working on your breaths. The more you learn to take deep breaths the calmer your mind would be and this in turn helps in developing flexibility. So breathe in a way where every breath lifts you a little bit more and out of wherever you might be in, and exhale so that it grounds you back.

Take the above tips in to account and work on your flexibility today!