Supine One-Leg Stretch Yoga Pose
This Yoga Pose is an excellent way to start stretching and lengthening your hamstrings in preparation for the more intense standing and seated forward bends that call for ham-string flexibility. It also releases the lower back, and is great to practice after running, sitting at a desk, or as a transition Yoga Pose from a backbend to forward bending. Make sure you have a strap handy.
QUALITY Calming EFFECT Flexibility, tranquility PROPS Strap GAZE Forward
Begin by lying on your back. Hug your right knee into your chest with your left leg long on the ground and flex your feet.
Draw your shoulders down toward the ground and away from your ears to lengthen the back of yoi neck and open your chest.
Place your strap around your foot or interlace your hands around the back of your right thigh, and lengthen your right leg straight up to the sky, flexing your foot and keeping your whole back on the ground.
4 Keep pressing your left leg and whole back body actively into the ground as you draw your right k closer toward your head with each exhale.
5 Stay here for 8 to 10 breaths. Use your breath and gravity, rather than force, to deepen into the posi
6 When you’re ready to release the stretch, hug both knees into your chest and switch legs.