Chair pose strengthens the feet, ankles, knees, thighs, glutes, back and shoulders and can help to alleviate knee pain.
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Downward Dog is the quintessential yoga pose. It's great for stretching the backs of the legs and strengthening the wrists, shoulders and glutes.
Bridge pose improves spinal mobility, opens up the chest and hips, strengthens the posterior chain and relieves knee and back pain.
Extended Side Angle pose strengthens the knees, quads and hips, opens up the hips, stretches the sides and improves lung capacity.
High Lunge stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and hip flexors, strengthens the hips and can help to alleviate knee and lower back pain.
Locust pose activates and strengthens the posterior chain—to alleviate lower back, knee and pain in between the shoulder blades.
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.
Reverse Warrior is a tricky pose that strengthens the quads and hips and stretches the side of the body as well as the calves and hamstrings.
Revolved Downward Dog is a twisting pose that stretches the calves and hamstrings, improves spinal mobility and strengthens the shoulders.
Runners Lunge strengthens the knees, quads, glutes and hips and stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors and groin.
Side Plank strengthens the wrists, shoulders, back, glutes, abs and obliques and can help to alleviate lower back and shoulder pain.
Silver Surfer is a great pose to open up and strengthen the hips, stretch the backs of the legs and open up the chest and the fronts of the shoulders.
Triangle pose is a classic sidebend that stretches the ankles, calves hamstrings, groin, outer hips, obliques and intercostals.
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.