Downward Dog is the quintessential yoga pose. It's great for stretching the backs of the legs and strengthening the wrists, shoulders and glutes.
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Extended Side Angle pose strengthens the knees, quads and hips, opens up the hips, stretches the sides and improves lung capacity.
Half Monkey pose or Half Splits is an intermediate forward bend that stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.
Balancing Half Moon is an advanced posture that challenges your balance, strengthens and opens up the hips and develops focus.
Head-To-Knee pose stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, groin and lower back and opens up the hips. A strap can be useful in this pose.
High Lunge stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and hip flexors, strengthens the hips and can help to alleviate knee and lower back pain.
Plank strengthens the abs, obliques, lower back and shoulders and is key for alleviating lower back pain and improving posture.
Ragdoll releases tension at the lower back and stretches the calves and hamstrings. You can bend your knees as much as you need to.
In yoga, Reclining Hand-To-Big-Toe pose is the safest calf and hamstring stretch as it takes your lower back out of the equation.
Revolved Downward Dog is a twisting pose that stretches the calves and hamstrings, improves spinal mobility and strengthens the shoulders.
Revolved Half Moon is an advanced pose that stretches the calves and hamstrings, rotates the spine and challenges your balance.
Revolved Head-To-Knee is a tricky seated sidebend that stretches the sides of the body and the backs of the legs and opens up the hips.
Revolved Side Angle pose is an advanced hip opener that improves spinal mobility and stretches the calves and hamstrings.
Revolved Triangle is an advanced twisting pose that improves spinal mobility and stretches the calves, hamstrings, t-spine and chest.
Runners Lunge strengthens the knees, quads, glutes and hips and stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors and groin.
Side Lunge is a great pose for athletes to stretch the groin, calves and hamstrings, loosen up the hips and increase foot and ankle mobility.
Triangle pose is a classic sidebend that stretches the ankles, calves hamstrings, groin, outer hips, obliques and intercostals.
Upward Facing Plank opens up the chest and strengthens the hands, wrists, shoulders and core. It's great for correcting poor posture.
Warrior 1 is a classic hip opener that improves hip, knee and ankle stability and mobility. It is most commonly practiced as part of Sun Salutation B.
Warrior 2 is a classic yoga pose that opens up and strengthens the hips and stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and groin.
Warrior 3 is a challenging balancing pose that trains proprioception, coordination and focus and builds core and hip stability.
Wide-Legged Forward Bend stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, groin and lower back and can help to alleviate lower back pain.