Originally Posted by Jorge369
Even a short amount of time (10-15) minutes can calm the mind, provide the mental break and give your body a chance to recharge. Flexibility also increases blood and nutrient supply to muscles, thereby possibly reducing muscle soreness. Therefore stretching is just as important as exercise.
Just one thing for anyone doing any intense
stretching to remember, it can also cause DOMS as bad as those after any really heavy workout session; so, if the idea for the stretching is to recuperate and/or ease muscles, don't overdo the stretching aspect.