Moving Stretch is an effective, powerful and fun way of freeing the body from hunching, restriction and even pain.
In our sedentary lives we often neglect our bodies and develop a range of physical issues including poor posture, fatigue, low range of motion, pain and even early signs of ageing. But what if you could change visibly with only 10–20 minutes of stretching a day? So often we think of stretching as boring or something we “should get around to”, but never do. But Moving Stretch is different because it is a lot more fun, satisfying and effective than “normal” stretching. Even a short stretching session can yield benefits that may last the whole day, making everything a little bit better.
Moving Stretch is a form of resistance stretching and its secret formula is to combine movement and tension within each stretch, like an animal does, or like we do when we yawn and stretch. This helps us to work on our fascia, reconditioning it and releasing any areas that are tight and stuck. Our fascia is basically dense connective tissue, which is like a wetsuit under our skin that makes us the shape that we are, holding everything in place. If it is in good condition then we feel free, tall, strong and open, but if it is too tight, thick or stuck together in places, then it can limit our movements, make us hunch over, cause pain and even make us look older by pulling down on our face.
Moving with tension engages the fascia, re-shapes and releases it, freeing us to be ourselves again.
Created by Suzanne Wylde for anyone who wants to stretch, regardless of how inflexible, or inflexible they are, these stretches are easy to pick up and fun to use. The Moving Stretch book takes you through some interesting information on stretching, fascia, resistance stretching, how to assess your own flexibility and even has a section on motivating you to stretch!
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Suzanne Wylde started her journey in the art of movement, health and wellness, with studying Tai Chi at 16. This inspired a love of Chinese medical theory and she went on to complete a 5-year degree in Traditional Chinese medicine. She then co-ran a practice within a running shop and worked with people suffering from a wide range of sports injuries and others who wanted to avoid injury and boost their performance.
She went to Boston and completed a 6 month full-time course in resistance stretching with Bob Cooley, becoming a fully qualified stretching trainer and one of only a few within the UK. After practicing for several years, she combined over 10 years of experience as a therapist to create Moving Stretch®; a system of stretching which can be accessed by people from many different backgrounds, ages and levels of ability. It is designed to work well alongside sports and physical activities that people already do (helping their performance and technique) and also to help people with specific issues including posture, limited ROM and pain.