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Postpartum Weight Loss- Stretching the Same Benefits As Yoga?

Posted Nov 05 2009 10:00pm

To Sara of Fit by Sara: “If I stretch for short bouts after I run, will it give me the same benefits as if I did yoga?”

From Sara of Fit by Sara: “It’s very important to stretch after jogging or even walking because it will help prevent the risk of injury.  However, stretching for short bouts of time does not give the same benefits of yoga.  Because yoga is typically a minimum of one hour, you literally “lengthen” the muscles.  Also, due to the yoga breath you will experience a decrease in stress levels, experience a feeling of inner peace, calm, and balance which you wouldn’t typically experience from short bouts of stretching.” - Sara Holliday

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