You can’t become flexible overnight. You need to get in the habit of doing stretching exercises every day. But with patience and time, you’ll become more flexible. And you will be amazed at how good you feel. Here are some basic steps in the process.
Take good care of your inner body. Good care of your body includes paying attention to what you eat and ensuring that you are getting adequate nutrition.
Keep your joints and muscles stretched and cared for. Start your workout with low-impact stretches and work up to a full stretch workout. Later, wind down your routine with low-impact exercising.
Make sure you have supervision when performing stretches. If you have no idea what you are doing you’ll undoubtedly injure yourself. Most martial arts schools and gymnastics classes have extensive programs and teachers available.
Remember to include both the positive and negative motions when you stretch. Keep it symmetrical. If you are stretching your left, stretch out your right too. If you are bending forward, bend backwards too.
Do stretches every day (for at least 10 to 15 minutes) and work at it progressively. This is important if you want to become flexible! Remember, you can’t become flexible overnight. Work at the rate you are comfortable with.