Naomi Joy Fitness: 30 Min Full Body Stretch Session/ Increase Flexibility/ Stress Release

30 Min Full Body Stretch Session / Increase Flexibility / Stress Release is a wonderful, deep, feel good stretching session from Naomi Joy. And it is her longest one yet. I love the workout and I love the length–it is perfect for my recovery days. I did one of her easier rebounder cardio workouts to warm myself up then did this long, deep stretch. The two workouts paired together gave me a wonderful recovery day workout. This session stretches out everything. If your upper body is sore or stiff, then this is the stretch session for you. She stretches the upper body out thoroughly. She does a great job with the lower body and spine, too, but the upper body gets a lot of deep attention in this session. Naomi said she was in quarantine and getting over COVID when she filmed this workout. She posted this yesterday–I hope she is feeling better soon!

This workout is set to relaxing music with Naomi leading you through the workout. She gives excellent and detailed instructions to perform each stretch with good form. I felt every stretch more deeply than usual thanks to her excellent instruction.

30 Min Full Body Stretch Session / Increase Flexibility / Stress Release is 32:02 minutes. Equipment: dynaband or yoga strap and fitness mat.

  1. Lower into a wide plie squat and hold briefly then straighten legs (legs are still wide) and take a deep breath, reaching arms overhead–flow between these two positions
  2. Hold wide plie squat, hands press against inside of knees to deepen the stretch; twist one shoulder toward opposite knee
  3. Wide leg forward fold, hands walk forward on the floor in front of you; walk upper body to one side of body and hold
  4. Standing hamstring/calf stretch
  5. Warrior 1 pose
  6. Repeat #4 & 5 on other side of body
  7. Stand on mat and reach one arm behind back and up between shoulders, elbow bent and palm facing away from you (this stretches the shoulder), tilt head to side to stretch neck
  8. Raise arms to shoulder level and place fingers on shoulders, bring elbows together in front of body then open elbows out to sides, pulling elbows behind you; changes to circling the elbows
  9. Stand at edge of mat and roll upper body/spine down into forward fold then walk hands out and lower to hands and knees
  10. Kneeling lunge, leaning body forward to stretch hip flexor; place opposite hand on knee and twist torso toward front leg
  11. Raise knee off mat so you are in a deep runners lunge with hands on mat, shift forward and back, pushing with back foot
  12. Child’s pose
  13. Repeat #10 & 11 on other side of body
  14. Repeat #12
  15. Sit cross leg on the mat and do an overhead tricep stretch
  16. Pull one arm across body to stretch shoulder
  17. Still sitting cross leg, hinge torso over one leg, reaching hands forward on floor
  18. Repeat #16 & 17 on other side of body
  19. Sit on mat with legs wide, knees bent and feet on floor, hands are on floor behind you, rotate knees side to side, bringing knees to floor in each direction; keep knees to one side and twist torso in opposite direction
  20. In same starting position as in #18, with both bent legs laying to one side, pull one foot under glutes (top of foot pressing into floor) and lean torso back to stretch quad
  21. Get dyna band and lay on back on mat, loop band around one foot, straighten leg and push sole of foot to ceiling; hold both ends of band in opposite hand and pull straight leg across body
  22. Lay on side, bend top knee and grab the ankle, pulling leg behind you, bend bottom knee and raise foot, placing it against top thigh, pressing heel into thigh
  23. Lay on back, legs raised and crossed with thighs together, twist legs/hips to side, stretching spine, shoulders remain flat on mat with arm in cactus on floor
  24. Pull knees into chest with hands around shins
  25. Sit cross leg on mat and roll shoulders; take deep breaths reaching arms overhead then press palms down as you exhale

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