Stretch & Pandiculate (like a cat or dog!)

The act of yawing and stretching - or pandiculation - is important to our health and wellbeing - as good nutrition and regular exercise. This main body of this article is taken from the work of one of my favourite teachers Jennilee Toner; teacher of Yoga, Anatomy & Injury Prevention. What is pandiculation? The word 'pandiculation' comes from the Latin root pandiculari, 'to stretch oneself', from pandere 'to stretch'. It is actually the act of contracting AND stretching all the muscles in the body. Simply put, pandiculation is the act of yawing-and-stretching... necessary for the optimal functioning of our neuromuscular system. If you spend any time around cats or dogs you'll see pandiculati

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