One of the most popular myths in regard to yoga is that you have to be flexible. More often than not, if you ask someone about yoga their first comment will be about not being flexible enough. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yoga is perfect for even the most inflexible person. In fact, you’ll notice with consistent practice your flexibility will increase significantly. Part 1 of Yoga for Flexibility focuses mainly on the muscles and joints of the lower body. You can expect work in your hips, hamstrings, gluteal, and inner thigh stretches. Grab your “unflexible” friend and let’s get to it!
This sequence is approximately 40 minutes long and is great to do anytime. Just avoid this right after meals. Leav a gap of 2 hours or more after a heavy meal.
- Yoga mat
- Comfortable clothing
- Yoga blocks (suggested but not required)
- Yoga straps (or something similar like a towel or belt)
This video is great for everyone whether you are brand new to yoga or have been doing it for many years. Modify more difficult poses as needed. If you’re new to yoga, remember that it gets better with practice and repetition. Don’t get discouraged. Do it a few times a week.
- Silence your phone. The whole idea is to disconnect completely for a few minutes.
- Grab your yoga mat and props if needed before the practice
- Find a quiet space to set up. Preferably away from distractions and use the same spot each time for practice.
Once you have completed the sequence, we encourage you to sit silently for a few moments. Practice this sequence at least 2-3 times a week for a few weeks and I promise you’ll see a noticeable difference in your flexibility.
Related videos from the video…
Here’s a list of videos we referenced in the yoga for flexibility (part 1) video…
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