SaraBethYoga: Yoga for Flexibility

Yoga for Flexibility is a very nice, feel good yoga practice. This has no complicated moves, but you do get some yoga “work.” Sara does basic yoga moves as well as easier versions of a few more advanced yoga moves (but no actual advanced moves). And you hold them all long enough to get a good stretch. It is done voice over with some nice relaxing background music. I really needed this today. I have been doing Rippedism workouts for the past two weeks. Each time I did a Rippedism workout I ended it with a Classical Stretch workout, which not only doubled as a cool down but also gave me mobility, flexibility and worked my body nicely. But today was a very tough Rippedism Raw workout–The Crucible, and it was nice to really slow it down afterward with this relaxing yoga practice. It felt very good and gave me a total body stretch, which I needed after a tough total body metabolic workout.

Yoga for Flexibility is 19:30 minutes; no equipment needed except a fitness mat.

  1. The workout starts in extended child’s pose
  2. Downward facing dog pedaling the feet
  3. Forward fold with hands interlaced behind back and raised to ceiling (or as high as your able to stretch your shoulders and chest)
  4. Halfway lift pose
  5. Forward fold
  6. Mountain pose with arms raised overhead
  7. Flow between #4, 5 & 6 several more times
  8. Straight arm plank; drop to knees then lower into a partial tricep push up into upward facing dog
  9. Downward facing dog
  10. 3 leg dog into kneeling crescent pose
  11. Half split pose
  12. Runners lunge with one arm reaching to ceiling
  13. Still in runners lunge, lift back foot off floor and hold with hand to stretch quad
  14. Repeat #8 & 9
  15. Repeat #10-13 on other side of body
  16. Repeat #14
  17. Warrior 1
  18. Warrior 2
  19. Reverse warrior
  20. Down dog
  21. Repeat #17-19 on other side of body
  22. Down dog, pedaling feet
  23. Half camel pose
  24. Kneel with bottom on heels, hands on thighs and close eyes
  25. Lay on back and do reclining pigeon (figure 4 stretch)
  26. Half happy baby pose
  27. Lying spinal twist
  28. Repeat #25-27 on other side of body
  29. Lay on back, bring knees into chest, wrap arms around shins while also bringing head toward knees
  30. Corpse pose for approximately 75 seconds
  31. Sit cross-leg with hands in prayer

For more info on SaraBethYoga and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.

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