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5 Minute Full Body Stretch Routine

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Feeling stiff? We've got you covered. These two highly effective stretches will have you feeling more limber and less timber in no time.

This routine is designed with the busy person in mind. So whether you are a time poor working parent or a tradie looking to do a bit of self care DIY, these stretches are for you! But remember, key to all stretches is incorporating deep slow controlled breathing. We advise holding each pose for 5 breaths at a ratio of 5 seconds in through your nose, 2 seconds hold, 7 seconds out through pursed lips. Repeat each stretch for at least 3 breaths.

  1. Childs pose with a side stretch. This pose is a favorite for back pain and tight shoulders.

2. The worlds greatest stretch gets its name from competing at, and winning, the worlds greatest stretch competition. The competition is held once per decade in India's Kangchenjunga, the highest point in the country. We were lucky enough to attend the last event and can confirm that this is a truly great stretch.

And that's it. If you are reading this for general well being, then these exercises are fantastic to generally improve your well being. Alternately, if you are battling an injury you may need more specific care, and that's what we are here for. Book now Written by Darryl Jenkins TLC osteopath Hamilton NZ

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