WHAT IS STRETCHING? 

THE SYSTEMATIC ISOLATION OF SPECIFIC MUSCLES TO FLEX, LOOSEN AND ELONGATE MUSCLES AND RELIEVE MUSCLE TENSION.

Why is it important to stretch?

 

Have you sat too long at your desk, at the computer or for long periods of time?

Are you stiff from every day life, from an injury, arthritis or have imbalance due to repetition and stress of certain muscles and joints? Do you exercise a lot, lifting weights or never stop? Do you feel your muscles stiff, have no or little flexibility?

 

Benefits:

It increases flexibility, range of motion, dealing with stress, improving oxygen supply and injury prevention.

Tones the body, strengthens and elongates muscles, increases flexibility, improves breathing, posture and well-being.

Helps with sleep problems, headaches, muscle tension, stiffness, muscular imbalance and chronic pain.

 

Relieving Stress:

When confronted with stress, the body tenses, breathing becomes fast and shallow, blood pressure rises, fats and sugars are released and cholesterol levels climb. This response helped primitive humans survive when they faced lions, tigers and bears. Today, when confronted with traffic jams, conflicts at home or work, and other modern stress factors, our bodies experience the same response as our primitive ancestors did when threatened by wild animals.

 

A state of continual stress eventually weakens the body, lowers immune response, creates high blood pressure, raises blood cholesterol and initiates such conditions as sleeplessness, headaches, depression and even more serious problems.

 

Becoming aware of the Oxygen-Flow:

Inadequate oxygen supply, or disturbed oxygen flow creates disturbances in the nervous system and imbalance in the body in its whole.

Deep breathing allows the muscles to elongate and relax into a normal state balancing the homeostasis in the body, as well as increasing your flexibility by use of natural gravity. 

 

Postural Alignment:

Key to proper facilitation of stretching is the Structural Postural Alignment of the body. Dynamic Stretching supports all structures of the body by using the Alexander Technique, which is based on proper alignment of the skeletal system. This is in conjunction of re-training the muscles to achieve the best possible support for the body as well as results in performance, posture and well-being.

Why is stretching for anyone?

Gentle approach designed for all ages, levels of fitness and disposition.

Can you stretch anytime anywhere?

Yes, you can. May it be your workplace, school, office, gym, outdoors, at a sports event, before and after performance, in bed even.

Dynamic Stretching incorporates and active and passive approach of postural alignment, elongating muscles, breathing and working through the natural range of motion. Join me and us in this gentle method Heike has developed over years of experience working with chiropractors to help dancers, artists, musicians, people with injury-related problems, improper posture, imbalanced muscular structure, elderly, athletes and as many people as she can reach.

 

 

 

  

DYNAMIC STRETCHING

THE SYSTEMATIC ISOLATION OF SPECIFIC MUSCLES TO FLEX, LOOSEN AND ELONGATE MUSCLES AND RELIEVE MUSCLE TENSION.

Why is it important to stretch?

 

Have you sat too long at your desk, at the computer or for long periods of time?

Are you stiff from every day life, from an injury, arthritis or have imbalance due to repetition and stress of certain muscles and joints? Do you exercise a lot, lifting weights or never stop? Do you feel your muscles stiff, have no or little flexibility?

 

Benefits:

It increases flexibility, range of motion, dealing with stress, improving oxygen supply and injury prevention.

Tones the body, strengthens and elongates muscles, increases flexibility, improves breathing, posture and well-being.

Helps with sleep problems, headaches, muscle tension, stiffness, muscular imbalance and chronic pain.

 

Relieving Stress:

When confronted with stress, the body tenses, breathing becomes fast and shallow, blood pressure rises, fats and sugars are released and cholesterol levels climb. This response helped primitive humans survive when they faced lions, tigers and bears. Today, when confronted with traffic jams, conflicts at home or work, and other modern stress factors, our bodies experience the same response as our primitive ancestors did when threatened by wild animals.

 

A state of continual stress eventually weakens the body, lowers immune response, creates high blood pressure, raises blood cholesterol and initiates such conditions as sleeplessness, headaches, depression and even more serious problems.

 

Becoming aware of the Oxygen-Flow:

Inadequate oxygen supply, or disturbed oxygen flow creates disturbances in the nervous system and imbalance in the body in its whole.

Deep breathing allows the muscles to elongate and relax into a normal state balancing the homeostasis in the body, as well as increasing your flexibility by use of natural gravity. 

 

Postural Alignment:

Key to proper facilitation of stretching is the Structural Postural Alignment of the body. Dynamic Stretching supports all structures of the body by using the Alexander Technique, which is based on proper alignment of the skeletal system. This is in conjunction of re-training the muscles to achieve the best possible support for the body as well as results in performance, posture and well-being.

Why is stretching for anyone?

Gentle approach designed for all ages, levels of fitness and disposition.

Can you stretch anytime anywhere?

Yes, you can. May it be your workplace, school, office, gym, outdoors, at a sports event, before and after performance, in bed even.

Dynamic Stretching incorporates and active and passive approach of postural alignment, elongating muscles, breathing and working through the natural range of motion. Join me and us in this gentle method Heike has developed over years of experience working with chiropractors to help dancers, artists, musicians, people with injury-related problems, improper posture, imbalanced muscular structure, elderly, athletes and as many people as she can reach.