This comprehensive post-workout stretch focuses on the calves and hamstrings, glutes, quads and hip flexors, chest, shoulders and triceps.
Category - Flexibility
The flexibility sequences are focused primarily on static stretching plus some dynamic movement and relaxation techniques. The objectives are to increase flexibility, improve range of motion, reduce tension and alleviate pain.
This hips and hamstrings sequence is great to do after a workout. We stretch the calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, groin, glutes and piriformis.
In this Full Body Stretch, we practice sidebends, forward bends, hip openers, twists and backbends to stretch muscles throughout the body.
This Rest Day sequence focuses on increasing mobility in the spine and upper body, stretching the calves and hamstrings and opening up the hips.
You don't need any equipment for this Yoga For Travel, which means that you can practice it in your hotel, at work or even at the airport.
In Beginner Yoga, we break down some basic yoga poses—stretching the hamstrings, opening up the hips and strengthening the core.
In this routine, we break down the basic yoga poses, as well as Sun Salutation A—a classic series of postures linked together into a flow.
These are your Flexibility Basics. In this routine, we break down the foundational yoga poses—Child, Downward Dog and Forward Bend.
In Spinal Extension, we flex and extend the spine before moving through progressively deeper and more intense back-bending postures.
Classic Hips stretches the hip flexors, groin, adductors, glutes, TFL and piriformis. It's one of my favourites to practice after your workout.
In this Flexibility Flow, we move through the classic yoga sequences—Sun Salutation A, Lunge Salute and Sun Salutation B.
Depending on the flexibility of your quads and hip flexors, this sequence is either going to be incredibly hard or a walk in the park.
In Wheel Prep, we open up the hip flexors, stretch the chest, loosen up the shoulders and activate the glutes, in preparation for Wheel pose.
If tight hips are an issue for you, cycle through multiple different hip-opening sequences so that you don't get stuck in repeating patterns.
Twist And Bend combines yoga twists and sidebends to stretch muscles throughout your body. It's a great one to do after a workout.
In yoga, forward bends are how we stretch the ankles, calves and hamstrings but please take care to modify if you have lower back issues.
In this intermediate hip-opening yoga sequence, we flow through some deeper hip openers, including Lizard, Half Frog and Reclining Butterfly.
In this Deeper Backbends sequence, we open up the front of the body and strengthen the back of the body to improve posture and relieve pain.
In this routine, I break down Sun Salutation A—a classic sequence of poses that you will find in many hatha and vinyasa yoga classes.
Beginner Sidebends stretches muscles throughout the body, focussing especially on the shoulders, obliques and intercostals.
Hip Openers 1 stretches the hips from every angle. Legendary PT Kelly Starrett advises athletes to "Spend as much time in a lunge as you can."
This pain-relieving, Flexibility sequence combines standing, seated and reclining twists. Move slowly and mindfully through the poses.
This Beginner Backbends sequence focuses on spinal extension. Backbends counteract the typical rounded-forward seated position.
In this Calves and Hamstrings sequence, we'll focus on stretching the entire back of the body in a progressive series of Forward Bends.
In this beginner yoga sequence, we increase flexibility in muscles throughout the body and get to know some of the basic yoga poses.