Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

What is Static Stretching passive? Benefits and contraindication?

Static stretching is a form of passive stretching where a position is held for a period of time without movement or bouncing. The goal of static stretching is to lengthen the muscle and increase its flexibility.

Benefits of static stretching include:

  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduced risk of injury during physical activity
  • Reduced muscle soreness after physical activity
  • Improved posture and alignment
  • Increased relaxation and reduced stress

Contraindications for static stretching include:

  • Recent muscle or joint injury
  • Acute muscle or joint pain
  • Joint instability
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle or joint inflammation
  • Recent surgery

It is important to approach static stretching with caution and only perform stretches that are appropriate for your level of flexibility and physical condition. It is also recommended to warm up the body prior to static stretching and not to push the stretch beyond a comfortable range of motion.

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