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Yoga Pose 2: Bent Standing Split

What it does: Stretches the quads and hamstrings.

  • Stand with both feet together. Put weight into the left foot.
  • Bend your right knee, and hold onto it with the left hand, pulling the heel as close to your body as you can.
  • Fold forward to increase the stretch, resting your right hand on a bench, a block, or the ground if you can reach without pain.
  • Pull the knee as high as you can to intensify the quad stretch, holding for five breaths.
  • Rise up, and repeat this pose on the other side.