We all know that walking is great for your body. Improves your endurance, Improves your heart health, and makes you feel great. Today make it a mindful walk? Mindfulness is bringing yourself to the present moment, on purpose without judgment. Mindfulness practices help us focus on the present moment with curiosity, kindness, and acceptance. Like any mindfulness practice, walking can provide an opportunity to be present—aware of your breath, the sensations in your body, and your surroundings. Taking a mindful walk is easy, Just be aware of your senses. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? By bringing yourself to the present moment you will improve your mood, decreases your stress, release those feel-good hormones, and improve your brain function. After your mindful walk, finish it up with some great stretching!
Kick your Right foot forward pulling your toes toward the sky. While hinging at the hips (not the back) lean forward while pressing your butt back. Hold stretch up to 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Hip Flexor Stretch
Take a large step backward. Press your pelvis forward. You should feel a stretch on the leg that is behind. If you need to intensify the stretch place your hands overhead. Hold for up to 30 seconds and switch to the other side
Press your Right leg backward and press your heel toward the ground. Hold this stretch for up to 30 seconds and switch to the other leg
IT band Stretch
Cross your right leg over your left. Raise your arms overhead and lean toward the Left side pressing your right hip outward. Hold for up to 30 seconds and switch to the other leg
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