To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

To stretch or not to stretch? That is the question.  Stretching is the most common way people improve their mobility. While it can be helpful, stretching is not all it's cracked up to be. Here we examine the pros and cons of stretching, including some common myths. We also consider some ways in which stretching could be doing more harm than good and some safer alternatives. Feldenkrais could be a safer and more effective alternative for some people. Stretching Following Periods of Inactivity When we have been sitting, standing or lying in one position too long, it is completely natural to stretch our muscles and joints. Any time we keep a muscle group in a…

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