These yoga poses for flexibility will help you lengthen and stretch your muscles in a safe, effective way. Include these poses in your practice regularly to see improvements.
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II
Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Rachel Land created our Yoga for Flexibility Challenge but explains why it’s not all about about “stretching.”
There’s a myth that a strong muscle is a tight one, and a flexible muscle is weak. It seems counterintuitive, but identifying and strengthening weak areas can actually help tight areas release their grip. Your challenge for this week is to address one or two of your dormant areas with targeted strength work.
Open your hips and hamstrings, create flexibility in your spine, and increase circulation to your core with these prep poses for Tolasana.
Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Rachel Land breaks down the anatomy of fascia and four effective ways to keep it fit through yoga practice.
Don’t worry if you’ve never considered the health of your fascia before. As a yogi, you may already be taking good care of it anyway. Find out what it takes.
Balancing forces is particularly crucial when it comes to addressing the feeling of “tightness” many of us have in our hips.
We can't blame you if you've never given your fascia a second (or first) thought. Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria explains why you will want to start now though.
For best results in the forward bend Parsvottanasana, use the alignment principles of backbends.