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Reclining Hero

Move onto this relaxing quad and shin stretch. If lying down in this pose is beyond your current yoga abilities, just sitting in Hero is great for your legs.

  • From Wide Child's Pose, sit up and draw your thighs together, sitting in between your heels. If this is too much, sit on a block and stay here.
  • Take a look at your feet and curl the arches around the curve of your bum, so your toes are pointing behind you and slightly toward one another.
  • If you're sitting on the floor, shift weight back and lie flat back. Try to keep your knees as close together as possible to feel a deeper stretch in your quads. Lift your arms overhead and hold opposite elbows.
  • Breathe deeply in this pose for five breaths.
Photos: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio

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