Breathing when stretching

Breathing is an important part of stretching. Many people hold their breath when they are stretching without realising it. This causes muscle tension which makes it harder to stretch. Remembering to breathe fully when you are stretching can help to release tension and help your muscles to relax giving you get a better result.


In dance we use a variety of methods to improve flexibility. In the stretching category I will add snippets of information and tips about specific stretching methods, good times to stretch and helping students to stretch safely and effectively. I will also add details of books I particularly like for stretching information to the book category.