I don't know about you ... I always feel better after I have done a stretch class. It doesn't matter if it is Pilates or Yoga the effect is the same .... a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.
The beauty of stretching is that a little goes a long way.
A 10-minute stretching routine that is done daily can bring huge benefits to range of motion, health and wellbeing.
It is often more beneficial if the stretches lean toward gentle rather trying to force the body uncomfortable shapes or postures.
I encourage my class attendees to move at a level that suits their body.
We are all different and some postures may never be achievable because the bones/joints just don't want to go there.
It's not always a case of inflexibility, it may actually be physically impossible.
'REMEMBER to STRETCH'
Interesting research papers into stretching (mice and human models).