Yoga2go - Moving People Since 2006

    The (double) Calf Stretch

    From feet to hips

    Many of us sit for the majority of our day, in our cars, on our bikes, to and from work, at work, for our meals, at the gym and at the end of the day, to relax. Others stand a lot, nurses,  shop assistants, often on a positive heeled shoe with the weight of the body in the forefoot and the pelvis thrusted forward.

    The high repetition and length of time that we spend in the same positions and postures create compensatory tension
    patterns. Solution? Less repetition, less time in one position and more variety. Just sprinkling this movement through your day (like after 30 minutes of sitting) means you are going to FEEL BETTER FAST!

    With your weight in your heels, place a book, a half dome or a rolled up towel under your forefoot and, keeping your spine neutral, hinge at your hips until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Take 10 deep breaths and voila! Move on.