Sage Yoga Training: Standing Stretches

Standing Stretches

This six-minute sequence is designed to help you stretch your major muscle groups following a workout. If you’ve been listening to your iPod during your run, for example, you can tack the podcast at the end of your playlist—it will keep you honest at holding the stretches long enough for them to work their magic.

The standing sequence works first the right, then the left leg, before moving to quick lateral stretches and spinal extension. Until you are used to the sequence, you might find it useful to have something to hold on to: a wall, a car, a tree, a rock, a friend.

Feel free to move in or out of a stretch at your own pace; if my cueing seems too long or short, listen instead to your body’s needs.