Perfect for practice after a long or hard workout, this gentle series of stretches encourages recovery and open hips, while helping you relax. You’ll need a wall or a closed (and locked!) door. Be sure to keep your back neutral against the ground throughout—don’t let your bottom curl up as your legs shift position. At the end, feel free to stay as long as you like with your legs up.
This sequence is also available in The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga, which you can find at Amazon, REI, and bookstores everywhere. Music for the episode is “Breath of Love,” by Suzanne Teng, off the compilation Music for Meditation, available at Magnatune.com.