This is a quick yoga leg stretch featuring pyramid pose. Parsvottonasana stretches the hamstrings, calves, and upper and lower back. It’s one of my favorite poses to lengthen the whole of the back body. Great for runners, cyclists, or anyone wanting to release the tight muscles in the legs.
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Quick Yoga Leg Stretch
This quick yoga leg stretch practice will take about 10 minutes and has options for beginners. Begin standing in mountain pose for some grounding breaths. Then, fold forward and step back into a lunge, rising into warrior 1.
After standing in warrior 1 for a few breaths lengthen the front leg, hinge at the hips and fold over straight legs. If the hands don’t reach the floor then support on blocks. Allow the torso to fall. Releasing tension in the head, neck and shoulders.
Stay for about 10-20 long breaths, noticing where you feel the tension. Then Bend the front knee and step forward again to forward fold and repeat warrior 1 and pyramid on the other side. Finish by coming back to standing in mountain pose.
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- Which is tighter for you: hamstrings or calves?
- Do you stretch regularly?
- Is it easy for you to fold forward?