Nobody likes monotony workouts, even stretches. So if you’re trying to invent new stretches, stop and just change your posture. A simple swap and switching things can lead you to invent a few stretches.
Kneeling Quad Stretch
Well a standing quad stretch can be a toughie. Instead start with a kneeling quad stretch. Begin with a lunge on the floor and lift your back foot off the floor. Pull it towards your butt as far as you can. Keep your torso tall and put your free hand on your hip or front knee and lean back to stretch more.
Supine Hamstring Stretch
Practice this instead of standing forward fold. Lie on your back with both legs stretched. Now lift one leg close to your chest until you stretch that hamstring with the other leg lying flat on the ground. Hold your leg in position with both your hands.
90/90 Hip Stretch
This stretch is better than pigron pose if you have knee pain as a common ailment. Sit on the ground with bended knees and legs as far as possible. Lean forward And reach to your left leg.
Lunge and Twist
Perform this instead of standing spinal twist. Start by taking al large step forward with your left foot and bend your knee to 90 degrees. Place your left hand on the ground, on the outer side of your left leg. Now lift your right hand up in the ceiling and let your shoulders follow your arm. Switch to the other side.
Standing Wall Slide
Perform this instead of doorway chest stretch. Stand parallel to a wall with yor spine in alignment to the wall. Now lift your arms with elbows at 90 degrees. Now lift your arms high in the air without moving your head and back.
Quadruped Forearm Stretch
Perform this instead of standing forearm stretch. Get on you hands and knees. Align your hands on your shoulders with your knees under your hips. Rotate your arms on the inside with your fingers pointed towards your knees.
Puppy Pose with Twist
Do these instead of child’s pose. Start with your knees under your arms. Now lside your right arm out in front of you and with your left arm under your body, twisting your torso to the right. Switch onto the other side then.
Perform frog stretch instead of butterfly stretch. Stand in your quadruped position with your hands and knees on the ground. Then move your butt back and stretch your hands to the front. Don’t touch the ground with your stomach and only with your knees and arms.
It’s not always important that what others can do is applicable on your body too. What’s important is that you receive the benefits. And these stretches will surely let you achieve that.