What are some good stretch poses?

Shay F.
Hi user!!! I like to sit on the ground with my legs out. Bend them both in, so looking at your legs it looks like an m. Lay on the ground after doing this with your legs.

Emma J.
I think the warrior is a good one. You should also do cat and cow movements, as well as stretching your neck by rotating it from side to side, but not all the way around!

Lauryn N.
A tricep stretch is good for shoulder pain; you put one arm behind your head and the hand of the other arm on that elbow in order to press on the tricep of the arm that’s behind your head. (Confusing, I know)

Melanie B.
Putting hands together and pulling them behind you're back, sitting down and trying to reach you're toes and other ones.

Valerie F.
A simple forward fold at the hip joint is one of my favorites. Standing with your feet shoulder width apart and reaching up with your arms. Stretching up as far as you can, all the way through your finger tips into mountain pose. Great beginner body stretches. I love yogi squat for a wonderful hip opener.

Claire T.
There are a lot of good stretch poses. Honestly just google it and you can find a lot. I like doing neck and shoulder rolls. I stretch my back by twisting on the ground. I do the butterfly and cobra. It is hard to explain i text but if you google some things you can find some great answers! And if you are looking into yoga (which i rly recommend), on YouTube there is this channel called Yoga With Adriene and I’ve done her 30 day yoga videos and they are so fun! Anyway good luck!!

Sarah C.
A good morning stretch should include three most easy and simple stretches: 1. Start with the Child’s pose and do it with hands on your side and then your hands stretched out in front; 2. Transition into the Cat-Cow pose and repeat it at least 5-6 times; and 3. Finish the routine with a few Downward -Upward Dog routine for a few times. You are all set to take on the day. ⚡️😇

Gustav F.
Stretch out your arms above your head, lock the back of your hands together knuckle to knuckle, and try to push into the air until you feel the stretch in your armpits

Natalya T.
I quite like bending one leg on the ground and placing the other legs foot on the bent legs knee and slowly pushing the knee away from you. If you want more of a stretch the slowly bring the bent leg into the air and closer towards you. Sometimes just a simple shoulder roll can really help with the shoulder muscles and help get some tension out and some head rolls in both directions help with the neck and shoulders.

Harry J.
I personally think that anything your body enjoys, is what you should do. However, if you need help and guidance, yoga with Adriene is my go-to. I personally like child's pose for relaxing and a food arm stretch and warrior one if you need a good leg stretch.

Marcial S.
Like for yoga I usually do a short meditation. Then go into a child's pose. And then downward dog and I dont know what it's called but I have both feet hip width apart and one arm is in front and the other is behind. Then I do another downward dog and child's pose. The child's pose is super relaxing its my favorite.

Kristin U.
A basic one of toe touches is really good because of the stretch in your back. Quads is good for your pelvic area and is a good one if you're constantly sitting.

Kristin A.
My stretch routine is forward bend, calf stretch, pyramid pose, wide leg forward bend, seated in a chair, cross 1 ankle over the other knee and bend forward. Also don't forget the feet and ankles.

Trinity O.
I was once a gymnast and did softball, so i’m very aware of good stretching poses. I always stretch my arms and back as they are usually the achiest. My shoulders, too. I crack my back and neck all the time, so none of these stretches hurt.

Alonna Z.
Sitting down, one leg crossed over the other ('standing' position), other leg is flat on the ground, use opposite arem from upright leg to push against it (elbow to knee), twisting back, and using other arm as support. This gets a good stretch int the back and back of the upright thigh.

Ryo O.
It depends on the type of stretching you are wanting to achieve. The stretching I feel is most effective for my body needs, usually is positions where I bend & twist my body. I find yoga to be very effective for both stretching & overall health.

Lyna Q.
These are the ones I usually do:

Cobra stretch
Pigeon pose
Seated forward bend
The Classic downward dog
Butterfly stretch
Frog stretch
Pike againt wall
Lying torso twist
And forward bend

Connie A.
Hello, if you are starting to stretch (did not do it for a long time or ever) i recomend to check some stretch poses ( I used pinterest) and try them. See what feels okay for you and your body. You have to feel the stretching, but it should not hurt. After some time you can chose more dificult poses. Good luck

Ryn O.
When I get up in the morning, I do some basic standing stretches, starting with reaching downward to my toes and then coming back up to reach as high to the sky as I can. Stretching out your back as soon as you wake up is very important, as you've been laying down for hours.
For stretches before, after, and during workouts, I tend to mimic the stretches of a cat; getting on my knees and striking somewhat of a "downward dog" pose. Then straighten my legs while laying on my belly and pushing my chest up, (arms fully extended, not bent) and trying to bend my back towards my feet as far as I can.
Just do what feels relieving and helpful in the moment- while staying safe, of course.

Vee N.
1.)Reach for the sky
Toes ….then back up reach for the sky…
2.) Standing bend at at hip & touch toes.
3.) stretch arms wide
4.) Place arms behind back

Donald F.
It helps with filling up the lung…my breathing was short at the beginning of the session.. then progressively it deepened and the body less tired.

Aur Lien P.
I am a huge fan of simple yoga poses. Downward dog, three-legged down dog, cat and cow, warrior 2 & 3, cobra, upward dog, child's pose, puppy pose, chair pose, tiger pose, triangle, are all lovely. And so many other poses I'm sure you can find by googling. 🙂

Maria T.
hi! i’ve been a cheerleader for years, it’s hard to describe the poses (you can look up some for references) but make sure to stretch your back, your arms to your legs, your neck too! it doesn’t have to be a long routine but make sure to move those muscles. (1) you can start with the neck, i.e. letting it sit in a direction for 8-16 secs, rotate your head (2) arms, you could do butterfly, stretch it in any way possible, (3) your back, lean back and forth, reach your toes, (4) legs, balancing would be great, then go in a squat position to stretch it w arms, do lounges position to stretch, frogs too, then your feet, point it then the opposite direction