Several questions have come in about the five second stretch. I know it seems odd that your yoga teachers and coaches don’t know this principle, but change takes awhile. Remember, humans thought the Earth was flat for a very long time!
So, what to do. When you are in your yoga class, hold the posture for five seconds; one Mississippi, two Mississippi, and so on. Relax the pose, then if the class is still holding it, do it again.
If you are working with a coach, share with him/her your new discovery and refer him to www.neurosoma.com. My coach was very grateful to learn this technique.
Here’s to relaxed, tuned, and strong muscles!