SaraBethYoga: 20 Minute Relaxing Yoga Stretches for Flexibility & Sore Muscles

20 Minute Relaxing Yoga Stretches for Flexibility & Sore Muscles is a very deep yoga practice from Sara Beth Yoga. You hold the poses for a long time. There are no complicated or advanced poses but they do start to feel uncomfortable. Mostly in the first half of the practice. Sara gets you into a deep stretching pose and at first it feels so good, but then you hold it so long that it starts to get a bit uncomfortable! That is, until you are laying on the mat then all of the poses just feel so good. I definitely needed this deep stretch this morning!

20 Minute Relaxing Yoga Stretches for Flexibility & Sore Muscles is 21:34 minutes. The practice is actually 20 minutes. The last 1:30 minutes is Sara talking about another one of her workouts. Equipment: fitness mat and bolster or a rolled up blanket. Sara shows modifications for some of the poses.

  1. Child’s pose
  2. Thread the needle
  3. Puppy pose
  4. Get on hands and knees, extend on leg straight behind you with toes on floor, push back your heel to stretch your calf
  5. Kneeling lunge with hands on mat on either side of front foot; open front leg out further and place both hands under chest to deepen stretch; shift hips side to side
  6. On hands and knees, circle hips
  7. Wide leg forward fold
  8. Lay on back, one leg is extended straight on mat, other knee is pulled into chest, hands holding shin
  9. Lying spinal twist
  10. Repeat #8 & 9 on other side of body
  11. Bridge pose with bolster under hips; pull knees into chest, hands are behind head; extend straight legs to ceiling
  12. Lay on back with bolster under knees, soles of feet are together and knees are open in butterfly

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

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