Stretch and Breathe
Breathing helps your mind and body relax. Not only does breathing help to relax into a stretch, but it also helps you get the most out of your stretching routine.
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology “proper breathing while stretching increases circulation, relaxes the body and helps get rid of lactic acid buildup” Read more here: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/wellness/breathing-exercises
Out with the old, stale air and in with new fresh air.
"When you have healthy lungs, breathing is natural and easy. You breathe in and out with your diaphragm doing about 80 percent of the work to fill your lungs with a mixture of oxygen and other gases, and then to send the waste gas out.
Breathe deep. Stretch tall.