Shaolin-Style Stretches to Know

Karan Bagri is a devoted fitness coach who started training taekwondo at eight years. He has flown to China, where he learned for six months before flying back to India. Karan earned skills in weapons handling, drunken fist, and tai chi, to mention a few. Here is a brief tutorial from Karan to those who wish to learn the basic Shaolin style-stretches.

Single-Leg Leans

The upper body should be loose, with the arms hanging free. The trainee must then switch legs to repeat these steps. It is ideal for the hamstrings, calves, and inner thighs. It flexes the back muscles too.

Single-Leg Side Bends

Single-Leg Headfirst Stretch

Wall Butterflies Stretch

Baby Bridge

Karan Bagri advises his trainees to only stretch as much as possible and avoid straining. Consistency is significant for Shaolin fitness stretches.

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