The Zoga daily stretching routine is said to relieve joint pain and stiffness and reduce muscle spasms. It is also designed to increase energy, reduce stress and increase range of motion. In addition, the stretching routine will lengthen muscles, decompress joints, improve posture and enhance athletic performance. Here is a comprehensive overview of the Zoga Stretching Routine.
What is Zoga Stretching?
Zoga was developed by Dr. Suzanne Osborne of Pure Life Inc. Dr. Osborne is also the author of the book “Pure Life, The Pura Vida Journey”. She is a retired Doctor of Chiropractic and is now an active holistic health and fitness educator.
When done daily, these low-impact stretches will increase your flexibility. In addition, some people say that it just makes them feel better. There are many stretching routines available today; however Zoga is different because instead of focusing on one body part it is more like a simple version of Yoga. You move your entire body to create a flowing circuit of stretching instead of isolated stretches. Zoga is based on physical therapy and rehabilitation style stretches.
Anyone can perform the Zoga stretching routine to increase flexibility in a quick and easy fashion without much thought; however it is designed in a specific order to relax some joints and muscles before stretching others. Zoga stretching routine can be completed it 8-10 minutes per day, divided into two parts. Part one is standing and part two is done on the floor. Some folks prefer to start with part 2 first thing in the morning, while still in bed. This is especially helpful for the elderly or those suffering from lower back pain or arthritis.
Don’t worry about going to a gym for these stretches. All you need is a little space to stretch and a thick mat. The more padding the better it is. To get started