Body of Knowledge™: Stretching | Mobility vs. Flexibility | Episode 7

A majority of people who try yoga for the first time do so because they want to get more flexible. One of yoga’s benefits is that it is a highly effective practice for increasing range of motion. But why do we want to increase range of motion at our joints and is it as important to our musculoskeletal health as we think it is? This episode explore some of the language used around stretching – namely the terms flexibility, mobility and stability. This video introduces some common features of the ‘abilities’ to get you thinking about the functional goals of increasing your joints’ range of motion. This video inquires into how increased flexibility might help you move with more ease and less pain, and when flexibility without a commensurate amount of stability, might actually hinder your musculoskeletal health.

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