After a stretching session remember to drink a glass of water. Avoid the temptation of drinking while stretching, but stay hydrated before and after the session.
Try the following exercise when you have a drink of water at the end of the session:
Slow down and take a deep breath. Wiggle your toes and feel the floor supporting you. Relax your shoulders and jaw.
Imagine each sip of water swirling through your body from top to bottom.
Focus on the brain with the first sip and feel the water washing through your head onto your brain and the sides of the skull.
The next sip of water washes over your shoulders and into your lungs. The next sip sloshes down your arms and into your finger tips You get the drill? Elbows, buttocks, knees. Rinse out your body. The cold water moves through your body and dilutes the toxins.
It’s like rinsing out a dirty canister.
With the final sip imagine all the water slowing seeping out of your feet and into the floor. Let gravity be gravity. The floor is thirsty and will drink it up.
The exercise slows you down and makes you conscious of your body from your nose to toes.
It’ll clean you out, ground and recharge you.