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The Best Yoga Poses to Increase Flexibility

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Do you struggle with tight muscles and limited mobility? Incorporating yoga into your fitness routine can be a great way to increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Here are some of the best yoga poses to help you get more flexible:

Downward Facing Dog: This pose stretches the hamstrings, calves, and back muscles. Start on your hands and knees, then lift your hips up and back into an inverted V shape. Keep your arms and legs straight and try to press your heels toward the ground.

Triangle Pose: Triangle pose is excellent for stretching the hamstrings, hips, and spine. Stand with your feet wide apart, then turn your left foot out and reach your left hand down toward your left ankle. Reach your right arm straight up toward the ceiling and look up at your hand.

Cobra Pose: This pose is great for stretching the chest, shoulders, and abdominal muscles. Lie face-down on the ground with your hands under your shoulders. Press into your hands to lift your chest off the ground, keeping your elbows close to your sides.

Pigeon Pose: Pigeon pose is a deep stretch for the hips and glutes. Start in a plank position, then bring your right knee forward and place it behind your right hand. Straighten your left leg behind you and lower your hips toward the ground.

Seated Forward Fold: This pose stretches the hamstrings and back muscles. Sit on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you, then reach forward and try to touch your toes. If you can't reach your toes, use a strap or towel to help you.

Incorporating these poses into your yoga practice can help you increase flexibility and improve mobility over time. Remember to breathe deeply and listen to your body as you move through each pose. Happy stretching!

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