how to reach my toes
October 10, 2011 7:08 PM Subscribe
how can i become more flexible, physically?
posted by sabh to health & fitness (13 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
what are some exercises i can do to make me more flexible?
i have been doing yoga for years, and i'd say about 3x/week in the past year. by the end of the class i can stand up and touch my toes, but it doesn't last very long. while sitting down and stretching my legs out in front of me, i can barely move my hips! is it my back? my legs? is my body just not made to do that? people tell me, just stretch your hamstrings, but how? for how long? how many times/week? obviously whatever i'm trying isn't working, so i'm looking for some more specific guidelines.
i had a spinal fusion a few years ago, but am fully healed and my doctor said that shouldn't affect my flexibility.