Stretching is just as important as regular exercise. It does so much more than lengthen your muscles and improve your health in a physical way.
Your mental health can benefit greatly also. One of the components of stretching is breathing. Simply taking deep breaths in a state of stretch relieves your mind of the constant racing thoughts that feed anxiety.
To discover the full benefits of stretching, try the 4x4 Method - stretch for 4 minutes at 4 points during the day.
Use these as some sample stretches to begin. Try it for a week! Do you feel different?