Mistake #2: Pushing too far too fastTwo weeks ago, I noticed that I cant comfortably sit cross-legged on the floor to play board games with my kids, so Ive been doing simple yoga hip stretches several times a week to try to regain some flexibility. While Im tempted to force my legs into positions where they used to go easily, Magone tells me to go slowly.
Never push to the point of pain -- especially in your joints. lower back, or shoulders. Its possible to get your flexibility back, but you need to go slowly and do the stretches three times a week, he said.