Moving Stretch: Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body

Moving Stretch: Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body

by Suzanne Wylde
Moving Stretch: Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body

Moving Stretch: Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body

by Suzanne Wylde


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Manage everyday pain with this effective, trainer-approved program that uses resistance stretching to increase strength, release tension, rejuvenate tissues—and much more.
This accessible guide gives step-by-step instructions for people who feel tight or older than they should, people with poor posture, athletes who want to boost their performance, and those who want something more than conventional stretching. This book provides you with many different stretches for the whole body including the hands and feet, as well as routines for specific goals such as improving posture, helping office workers stay healthy, stretching the back, and more. Even those with sedentary lives will see and feel a difference, with just 10-20 minutes of stretching yielding benefits that may last the whole day.

Many of us are limited in our movements, hunched over, or tight. Ideally, we would move in a variety of ways throughout the day, keeping our bodies fresh and youthful. However, office jobs and sofas can lead to bodies that are imprisoned in a cage of tension, whose tissue is dehydrated and stuck together, with some areas that are very weak or tight. Normal stretching is not strong enough to break us out of that state. When we tense our bodies and move through that tension, we engage the fascia and recondition it into a more youthful state, restoring great posture, elasticity, and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623171759
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 454,068
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Wylde is the founder of Moving Stretch, a unique system of accessible, effective, and powerful stretches. She began her career with a degree in Traditional Chinese medicine, which included study in hospitals in Beijing. Since then she has worked for the NHS and has run her private practice for over a decade, gaining experience in working with a wide range of physical issues including chronic pain, sports injuries, issues caused by physical tension such as migraine, ME, and other issues. Wylde went on to study Resistance Stretching formally in Boston. She has a private practice in London and holds training courses for the next generation of Moving Stretch trainers in the UK and abroad.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Preface 10

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 About Stretching 15

Chapter 2 About Fascia 23

Chapter 3 Resistance Stretching and the Fascia 35

Chapter 4 A New Look at Stretching and Flexibility 41

Chapter 5 Why Some People Aren't Stretchy (and Others Are) 47

Chapter 6 The Benefits of a Regular Stretching Practice 55

Chapter 7 Resistance Stretching FAQs 59

Chapter 8 Flexibility Questionnaires 63

Chapter 9 How to Stretch 75

Chapter 10 Moving Stretches 83

General Warm-up Stretches 86

Front of the Body 98

Back of the Body 117

Outside of the Body 137

Inside of the Legs 148

Chapter 11 Moving Stretch Routines 155

All Around Flexibility Booster 156

Freedom to Move 163

Hip Opener 171

Office Off 179

Shoulder and Chest Opener 185

Freeing the Legs 192

Posture Perfect 200

Stretchy Back 208

Chapter 12 The Best Attitude for Stretching 215

Chapter 13 Motivation for Stretching 217

References and Further Resources 221

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