My sincerest apologies, but I am the last person to speak about
stretching. It is one of the main reasons I have had so many
injuries, because of my deplorable want of patience.
There is an excellent book about "Active-Isolated Stretching,"
however, which I borrowed from Rupantar, and found it extremely
helpful. It gives lists of stretches for different sports, and
describes them in detail. At least 64 people borrowed this book
from Rupantar during the last Christmas Trip. There was a waiting
list for at least a month, and when you had it you didn't dare leave
it lying around for one milli-second or it would disappear into the
clutches of the next avid reader. One place Rupantar did leave it
lying around for a moment was on one of the sheep farms in New
Zealand where Sri Chinmoy performed his immortal lamb lifts. One of
the lambs left an indelible mark on one of its pages while reading
up on the lamb stretching exercises!
I did the exercises for 'running' for at least a week, and they were
Perhaps one of our New York based members like Salil or Sanjay or
Natabara could get the specs on the book from Rupantar, and either
post the details here or else find out if they have any good
information on the web.
May I also recommend some inspirational reading on sports and
running which you will find at
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com
> Dear PRACHAR,
> I have just saved your so helpful message which I am going
> read more slowly this afternoon at home. Please, could you send
> details or information about the "Active-Isolated Stretching"
> techniques for the Self-Transcendence Marathon?
> Thank you for telling the fantastic experience you had with
> Maestro Sri Chinmoy at the organ. Very moving! Full of oneness!
> More inspiration about Sri Chinmoy's activities: