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Flexibility 15

FLEXIBILITY 15

Beginner Stretch ♦︎

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In this beginner yoga sequence, we increase flexibility in muscles throughout the body and get to know some of the basic yoga poses.

This Calves and Hamstrings sequence stretches the back of the body.

Calves And Hamstrings ♦︎

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In this Calves and Hamstrings sequence, we’ll focus on stretching the entire back of the body in a progressive series of Forward Bends.

One-Handed Tiger is a beginner backbend.

Beginner Backbends ♦︎

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This Beginner Backbends sequence focuses on spinal extension. Backbends counteract the typical rounded-forward seated position.

Beginner Twists is one of my favourites.

Beginner Twists ♦︎

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This pain-relieving, Flexibility sequence combines standing, seated and reclining twists. Move slowly and mindfully through the poses.

Hip Openers 1 is one of the most popular vids in the Yoga 15 series.

Hip Openers 1 ♦︎

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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.”

Beginner Sidebends stretches the shoulders, obliques and intercostals.

Beginner Sidebends ♦︎♦︎

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Beginner Sidebends stretches muscles throughout the body, focussing especially on the shoulders, obliques and intercostals.

Sun Salutations ♦︎♦︎

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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.

Deeper Backbends is an intense spinal extension sequence.

Deeper Backbends ♦︎♦︎♦︎

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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.

Lizard is a deep hip-opening yoga pose.

Hip Openers II ♦︎♦︎

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In this intermediate hip-opening yoga sequence, we flow through some deeper hip openers, including Lizard, Half Frog and Reclining Butterfly.

More Hamstrings ♦︎

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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.

Twist and Bend stretches muscles throughout the body.

Twist And Bend ♦︎♦︎

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Twist And Bend combines yoga twists and sidebends to stretch muscles throughout your body. It’s a great one to do after a workout.

Hip Openers III ♦︎♦︎

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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.

Wheel Prep is an advanced sequence.

Wheel Prep ♦︎♦︎♦︎

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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.

Quads and Hips improves flexibility in the front of the hips.

Quads And Hips ♦︎♦︎

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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.

Flexibility Flow is based on classic Sun Salutations.

Flexibility Flow ♦︎♦︎

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In this Flexibility Flow, we move through the classic yoga sequences—Sun Salutation A, Lunge Salute and Sun Salutation B.