You're Getting Warmer

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gretchen Reynolds, contributing writer for The New York Times Sunday Sports magazine "Play," and writer of their Phys. Ed column, discusses why when it comes to stretching, you're probably doing it wrong, and the benefits of "Dynamic Stretching."


Gretchen Reynolds

Comments [3]

seth from nyc

The sun-saluation is a perfect example of a great active stretch/yoga asana. Been doing it for years. A perfect way to start the day and end it (those of you who have sleep problems due to body aches, should try it, it really works). I am not surprised that the static stretch doesn't work as well as active stretching. I've noticed this myself over the years...

Nov. 30 2008 09:24 PM
Sharon Frost from Brooklyn

I'm a regular listener and just had to comment on odd misunderstanding I've heard you repeat over the last few months: "old fashioned yoga" that includes long static stretches. Yoga came to the west in a variety of formats: major influences include Iyengar (long holds, but with muscle engarement -- strength-oriented); ashtanga, which builds stsrength through linking breath to movement and a slower, more gentle group of styles that perhaps you have in mind as "old fashioned yoga".

It's not that simple.

Many styles of yoga have always been involved with active stretch.

Nov. 27 2008 10:49 AM

It's called YOGA guys!

Nov. 27 2008 10:37 AM

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