Several years ago, one of my students in my barre class told me that she always hoped that the instructor would pick her to press on at the end of class during cool-down stretches.
Some instructors will go around the room and randomly choose a few students to assist their stretch at the end of their class. She knew the benefit of the gentle press of assistance provided a deeper stretch than she could do on her own.
That tiny little press of assistance is so beneficial to increasing range of motion and flexibility and elongating really tight muscle tissue. It is life-changing!
My family has always stretched each other out almost every night in the floor of our den. Since my boys were little, I would always stretch them out. It was a way of life for us as we all were very active.
I didn’t realize that my family stretching routine could benefit so many others until I started sharing this partner stretching routine with my students at the end of my classes. Students still say to me that they come to my class because they love the stretching at the end.
Partner Stretching is SO beneficial because you are able to move through a range of motion with ease to open up really tight muscle tissue with assistance and not straining!
Grab a partner and try these 2 partner Assisted Stretches to elongate your spine and open up your glutes and hips!