More than likely, it’s not enough. Take it from Tiger Woods, age only makes golf more difficult and strenuous. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do about getting older, so taking the right steps to keep your body from getting too stiff or overworked is important.
There are also many mental benefits. The feeling after you’ve stretched is much like feeling as if you’re on a cloud. Your mind is free, your body is relaxed and your blood is flowing throughout your body, giving you clarity and peace. If you stretch first thing in the morning, you’ll feel energized and ready for your day. If you stretch before bed, you’ll feel relaxed and ready for sleep.
If you haven’t taken a yoga class, I encourage you to find one and experience it for the first time. Yoga will introduce you to the mental practice, building strength and balance and help you move deep into stretches you may never have tried before.
As I said before, the Tathata 60-Day Training Program encompasses a lot of stretching. It reminds me a lot of a yoga practice where strength and purpose are very important. Make a goal for yourself to incorporate stretching into your day at some point. Be sure to stay mindful while stretching, engage your muscles and breathe deeply. If you can, take advantage of stretching twice a day.
I’ve found a lot of benefit to stretching daily, including recovering from my workouts faster and avoiding injury to my back while I golf. Take this practice seriously and start doing it today. As you age, it will be much tougher to make a habit of stretching. It could even get painful, so start now.
Keep an eye out for a few stretches from Tathata Golf you should try each day!