Book DescriptionA great new basic guide to stretching--for beginners and seasoned athletes alike--that emphasizes the power of combined mental and physical exercise to achieve and maintain good health. For anyone intimidated by yoga--for anyone who seeks the benefits of increased flexibility but is put off by yogas esoteric chants and unnatural-seeming positions--THE WAY OF STRETCHING offers a practical alternative.
Working from the assumption that flexibility is essential to physical well-being and that a relaxed mental state is essential to achieving maximum flexibility, Rush has developed a comprehensive program encompassing a wide range of physical exercises that tone various parts of the body: breathing exercises that replenish energy and meditation and visualization exercises that stimulate mental development.
With its clear, step-by-step instructions and helpful line drawings throughout, this book offers a unique and pleasurable solution to everyday aches and pains, diminished athletic abilities, loss of flexibility due to aging, and mental stress. THE WAY OF STRETCHING marks the dawn of a new age of vitality, well-being, and physical performance.