Bow pose is an intense backbend that improves spinal mobility and opens up the chest. It's an advanced posture, so take extra care.
Tag - Quads
Bridge pose improves spinal mobility, opens up the chest and hip flexors, strengthens the posterior chain and alleviates knee and lower back pain.
Chair pose strengthens the feet, ankles, knees, thighs, glutes, back and shoulders and can help to alleviate knee pain.
Dancer pose is an advanced balancing, hip opener that stretches the quads, hip flexors, abs, chest and shoulders and improves hip stability.
Eagle is an advanced balance pose that strengthens the hips and quads and stretches the glutes, IT band, TFL, upper back and shoulders.
Extended Side Angle pose strengthens the knees, quads and hips, opens up the hips, stretches the sides and improves lung capacity.
Fish pose opens up the chest, improves t-spine mobility, strengthens the abs and relieves pain in between the shoulder blades.
Half Frog pose is an advanced backbend that stretches the feet, ankles, knees, quads, abs, chest and shoulders and increases spinal mobility.
Half-Reclining Hero pose is a quad stretch that stretches the feet, ankles, knees and hip flexors and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
Half-Twisted Lizard stretches the quads, hip flexors, glutes, groin and chest, improves spinal mobility and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
Hero pose stretches the feet, ankles, knees and quads—the superficial front line and is one of the few poses that internally rotates the hips.
High Lunge stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and hip flexors, strengthens the hips and can help to alleviate knee and lower back pain.
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 Side Angle pose is an advanced twisting hip opener that improves spinal mobility and stretches the calves and hamstrings.
Runners Lunge strengthens the knees, quads, glutes and hips and stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors and groin.
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.
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.