The Benefits of Stretching

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The Benefits of Stretching

The awakened consciousness is quite cognizant of the importance of a healthy body. The spirit is dependent on the body for its evolution. In fact, an unhealthy body may cause an involution or `shrinking` of the spirit.  Since one of the goals of this web site is the expansion of the spirit, tips to enhance the health and well being of the body will be a frequent encounter. In this article, spirituality and health focuses on the benefits of stretching. Attention will be drawn to stretching as a(n):

  • Pain reliever
  • Energy booster
  • Way of increasing flexibility and hence reduces injury
  • Way to improve the range of motion of joints
  • Aid to blood circulation
  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Enhanced muscular coordination
  • Way to improve posture
  • Greater sense of well-being

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Stretching Increased flexibility and range of motion

As we get older, our muscles become less flexible and there is less range of motion in our joints. Activities such as bending, getting out of bed, sitting or climbing a staircase may all become difficult. Frequent stretching can help lengthen muscles and keep them more flexible. This will make our daily activities easier and more enjoyable.

Stretching Improves circulation

Flexible muscles are good at contraction and relaxation with movement. As they contract and relax they aid the circulation of blood to the various body parts.  Increased blood circulation, brings more nutrients to our cells and removes waste products.


Stretching Allows For Better posture.

Muscles that have been tense and tight for a long time contribute to poor posture, which in turn can affect the functioning of our internal organs and our appearance. Stretching the muscles of the lower back, shoulders and chest can help keep the back in better alignment and improve posture. It also reduces pressure on our vertebral disc.

STRETCHING aids Relaxation and Relieves stress

Stretching, when done properly and frequently, helps to relax tense muscles which result from stress. The feeling of relaxation brings a sense of well-being and relief from tension.


Stretching Reduce or prevent lower back pain

Greater flexibility and range of motion of hamstrings and hip muscles help to reduce the stress on your spine that causes lower back pain.

Here are some stretches that are recommended by Harvard Medical School in an article entitled ‘Everyday Stretching‘. Click on each video links below. You may sign up for Harvard Health Publications also.

Remember, taking control of your health is an important part of moving towards self governance.

Safe and Proven Stretching Exercises

There are many exercises noted on the web. Some are beneficial while others may causes injury. We will be introducing you to safe (i.e. recommended by medical practitioners),and beneficial stretches at this time. If you are having severe pain please contact your general physician before undertaking any exercise.

If you are 30 or more years in age and have not been doing any stretches, your muscles will demonstrate some level of inflexibility. The older you are the more inflexible they become. If this is the case … start out slowly. Allow your muscle enough time to slowly `give way`… if you don`t you will cause muscle tears and tendon injury.


Set aside two hours per day to focus on your body and spirit.  We have gotten so use to popping pills (which is fast and easy); but most pills have tremendous side effects. If we govern our body aright we become less dependent on these harmful pills.

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Victoria Elizabethaan

Victoria Elizabethaan is a Cosmic Spirituality coach and writer who advocates for the acquisition of self governance via an advance awakened consciousness. Through her advocacy in this area, she hopes to promote a change in the misconception that freedom is irresponsibility and helps others achieve self-mastery. Victoria heralds four themes: Self governance, Effective communication, Healthy relationships and Healthy community living. Elizabethaan writes numerous inspirational books, articles, quotes, poetry and sayings; to channel her readers along the spiritual path. It is her wish that through her writings, many individuals will be liberated from a meaningless life, anxiety, fear and depression that comes about from living in the unknown and a neglect of the spirit. She has worked in the following areas: Leader and facilitator of youth groups, Youth mentor, Pre – and Post-marital coach and Inner City Youth Mentor-ship Program Coordinator Her interests include spirituality, reading and the performing arts. Included among her certifications, Victoria is a recipient of a BA (hons) with emphasis in guidance and counseling

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