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One of the simplest methods for avoiding injury is to start the gardening workday by stretching before you even reach for your tools. Spending 10-20 minutes focusing on your body before concentrating on the garden should permit you to extend your work time in the garden as the day progresses, and it is likely to keep you mindful of your body as you yank, shovel, plant and saw. These early stretches may include doing a few lunges to open hips, forward bending in a seated position with legs spread wide, or even raising arms above the head to elongate side, hand and arm muscles.
As we work in the garden, it’s important we stay focused on preempting any pain and be mindful of any twinges or over-exertion messages our body sends us. If we administer care as we work rather than just at the beginning or end of the day, it’s more likely we’ll keep major injuries and lingering aches at bay.
Even though we may do lots of warm up stretching and take breaks throughout our day of toddling through the garden in a crouch, there are a number of simple restorative poses and stretches that help give us some final relaxation and relief. After cleaning up and calling it a day, take a moment to relax quietly.
Before you begin any new exercise program be sure to check with your doctor. If any pose is painful or uncomfortable, don’t do it. Breathe deeply. Never force or over-exert yourself in any pose. The point is to relax and restore your body with these stretches, not to push it further. And, consider signing up for a local beginner yoga program to learn the finer points of building a yoga practice that fits your body’s specific needs. Many studios offer series classes designed for beginners, and some even offer programs focused on the unique needs of avid gardeners.