SaraBethYoga: 20 Minute Full Body Yoga Stretch / Slow Stretch Yoga for Flexibility & Sore Muscles

Slow Stretch Yoga for Flexibility & Sore Muscles is a deep and relaxing yoga stretch from Sara Beth Yoga. Sara holds some of the poses you do for a long time (or so it felt like to me) and at times it got a little uncomfortable. But I did feel well stretched out afterward. There are no advanced poses in this workout. It is a deep stretching practice that will leave you feeling good when it is over.

Slow Stretch Yoga for Flexibility & Sore Muscles is 21 minutes but the last minute is Sara talking about one of her other workouts, so it is actually only 20 minutes. Equipment: fitness mat.

  1. Child’s pose with legs wide and arms extended in front of you
  2. On all 4s, arch back and hold; round back and hold
  3. Downward facing dog, pedal the feet; open legs wider and press chest toward knees
  4. Wide leg forward fold; place one hand on floor and reach other arm to ceiling, looking up toward ceiling
  5. Still in wide leg forward fold, clasp hands behind back and reach them to ceiling
  6. Downward facing dog
  7. Runners lunge stretch
  8. Kneeling lunge; pivot hip away from front leg, placing hip on mat (bottom leg is still extended straight and front leg is still bent)
  9. Return to kneeling lunge; shift hips back, straightening front leg and keeping toes of front leg pointed; flex foot and lower glutes to mat (other leg is still bent underneath you), hinge forward over straight leg
  10. Repeat 6-9 on other side of body
  11. Downward facing dog, pedaling the feet
  12. Sit with legs crossed, thighs together and knees stacked, hands are on feet, massaging them; fold torso over legs, hands/forearms on mat in front of you
  13. Repeat #12 with leg positions swapped–but this time instead of massaging your feet, you thread your fingers through your toes
  14. Lay on back, knees bent, soles of feet together, legs open in butterfly
  15. Still on back, pull knees into chest

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

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