365 Ways #60–How to breathe when stretching Posted on August 25, 2010, 0 Comments

#60–Breathe tight muscles away. EMG studies demonstrate that tension in muscles is slightly elevated with every inhalation (not surprising since breathing in is correlated with axial extension) and decreases with every exhalation. So breathe in through your nose before you stretch and gently exhale as you ease into the stretch position.