Today’s “stretch” is simple — squat, and stay there. You’re going to work toward the goal of sitting in a squat position with no assistance for ten minutes.
That’s going to be harder than you think, but it will also pay-off in ways you don’t expect. This stretch will help you increase mobility in your hips, knees, ankles, and thoracic spine, as well as working your calves, quads, glutes, and back muscles. Strangely enough, sitting still in a squat will help you move better in so many ways!
Test yourself and see how long you can last. When you first start working on your squat mobility, you may only make it a minute or two. If you can’t make it for ten minutes in one shot, see if you can accumulate ten minutes over the course of the day.