Seek. And find.

  A classic seated figure 4 stretch in my office

A classic seated figure 4 stretch in my office

When I’m stretching, I don’t always stay in one position the entire time. I call it the “seek and find” technique. I often have patients tell me they’re tight in a certain position. So I take a basic stretch, like the seated figure 4, and have them move around, trying various angles until they find a part of the stretch that works for them.

Downward dog is another great one to seek and find. Bend your knees, lift your heels, bend your elbows…get the idea?

Once you find a spot where you feel the stretch, hold it for at least 45-60 seconds.

  Shifting to seek my stretch

Shifting to seek my stretch

  And finding a deeper stretch.

And finding a deeper stretch.