Wide-Legged Forward Bend With Chest Stretch
This pose stretches out your tight pectoral muscles, "which are chronically contracted thanks to all that hard work you've been focusing on," said yoga instructor Morgan Balavage. It's also a great stretch for your hamstrings and lower back.
- Stand with your feet four or so feet apart, heels turned out slightly wider than the toes. Standing tall, interlace your hands behind you, pressing the heels of your palms together in a double fist.
- Take a deep breath in, and slowly fold forward at the waist, lowering your hands as far as you can. Keep your spine long and straight as you breathe for five deep breaths. Engage your legs, and slowly rise up to stand.