Daily Yoga Stretches for Relieving Stiffness and Pain

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1. Downward Dog

This yoga position, one of the most prevalent, is an excellent morning stretch. You will stretch the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, and arches of your feet.

This restorative yoga pose is an excellent shoulder opener and can be used as a respite between more challenging poses. Return to it at any time, but do not linger. 

2. Child's Pose

3. High Lunge and Warrior I

High lunge and Warrior 1 are particularly effective for stretching the front hip flexors and shoulders.

This pose stretches the hips, hamstrings, calves, torso, shoulders, and spine. It is also excellent for knee, quad, and ankle strengthening.

4. Triangle Pose

5. Warrior II

This pose is well-known for enhancing leg and arm strength and stamina.

However, when performed intentionally, it is an excellent method to improve your posture and rest between poses.

6. Mountain Pose

7. Cat/Cow Pose

Cat/Cows can be an entertaining method to warm up the back. These are excellent for preparing for more challenging backbends and relieving tension.

Bridges are an excellent method to strengthen the glutes and to open the chest and shoulders.

8. Bridge Pose

9. Warrior III 

The final of the three Warriors, this one requires exceptional equilibrium and coordination. Excellent for strengthening the ankles, quadriceps, and upper back muscles.

In this variation, you will be on the floor, so you will not experience the same head rush as in the upright version.

10. Seated Forward Bend

11. Tree Pose

This position stretches the groin, the quadriceps, the trunk, and the shoulders. Because you are standing on one limb, your balance is also challenged.

Pigeon Pose is a fantastic way to increase hip mobility. This is a particularly beneficial stretch if you sit for extended periods of time.

12. Pigeon Pose

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