Yoga For Tight & Sore Muscles | 20 Minute Yoga For Hips, Calves, & Hamstrings

Yoga For Tight & Sore Muscles | 20 Minute Yoga For Hips, Calves, & Hamstrings

Welcome to Nicaragua We’re here today in the middle of a beautiful jungle next to a sacred ancient ceiba tree Which has created a peaceful and calming energy for our yoga practice today? Today’s yoga class will focus on releasing tension and stiffness out of your hamstrings calves and hips This practice is perfect for anyone that does a lot of running hiking or any physical activity That puts a lot of pressure on the lower body So if you’re ready to get started grab that mat and get ready to begin Today’s video is sponsored and brought to you by Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning platform and community that we ourselves have been using quite often to expand our creative knowledge and videography and video editing and lately photography as well what we love about this platform is that it offers an opportunity to Truly push your creative knowledge and skills to the next level which will empower you to accomplish real growth Skillshare offers so many different creative classes and they’re designed for everyone’s busy schedules Which means you can move your creative journey forward without having to put your real life on hold Let’s make 2020 a year where we all explore new skills Deepen our existing passions and allow ourselves to get lost in our own beautiful creative energy so with this in mind click the link in the Description of this video to get two free months of premium membership with skill share and have fun exploring and deepening your own creativity With that said let’s get back to our yoga class roll out that mat and let’s begin Alright friends, let’s get started today seated at the back of your mat Go ahead and just bring your knees and your feet together let’s reach both arms up to the sky and Then as you exhale release your body all the way down forward into your child’s pose Just taking a second to find that breath Inhaling deeply into your nose then as you exhale begin to slowly round through the spine and all fours position Tucking your toes under go ahead and arch the back drop that belly towards the floor look up towards the sky on Your exhalation pressing into the hands begin to lift yourself up into downward facing dog But really take your time here extending the knees slowly and then once you’re ready slowly start to walk it out on the spot so bending one knee at a time and really giving your body Permission to slowly move into this movement if you’re feeling any tightness in the hamstrings or your calf muscles Then this is gonna be something you want to ease yourself into So walk it out and each time you bend one knee the opposite heel presses a little bit closer towards the floor. So Bringing a little bit more blood flow into that area of the body Keeping the palms of your hands grounded fingers spread open Now, let’s just see if you can stay here in this downward-facing dog now Breathing deeply allowing that sternum to fall towards the mat pressing the heels towards the ground as much as you can The hamstrings feel too tight. You can always keep a slight bend in the knees Alright now, let’s take that right leg all the way up and then bring the right big toe behind your left heel What you want to do is actually bring the heel in between your big right toe and your second toe Stay here and breathe pressing that left heel towards the floor Stretching out that calf and then bend that right knee and just bring the right knee towards your nose Keeping it close to your chest Take a deep breath in hold it here Exhale step back into downward facing dog Extending both knees out go ahead and take it to the other side left leg up and then take the left toe Right behind the right heel Hold it here continue to keep your hips and your shoulders squared towards the front of your mat Really feel that release through the right calf muscle Do you breath in Exhale lift that leg a little higher and then bring the knee to the chest Touching your nose to the knee if possible. Hold it here and Then flex the foot step back downward facing dog inhale press a little bit deeper exhale rounding through each vertebra of your spine into plank and then take your chaturanga or Modify but bring the knees down first Inhale now opening and lifting yourself up into your upward facing dog extending through the knees lifting the thighs off the floor and Then press yourself back up downward facing dog Great. Hold it here Feel free to open up the feet a little bit wider This time and then take your left hand and reach for the outside of your right knee or the right ankle Holding in this gentle twist so going again a little bit deeper Adding a little bit more of an upper body movement here looking up towards the sky Reaching for that right ankle or the back of your right knee Inhale and and as you exhale continue to go a little bit deeper Look up towards the sky twist a little bit further if possible Pressing both heels down towards the floor and then once you’re ready keep holding on to that leg and then slowly begin to bend that right knee and See if you can guide that foot forward towards the front of your mat Release both hands and then drop that left knee to the floor low lunge reaching both arms up to the sky Keeping that back knee grounded back toes are tucked underneath and then take your hands over towards that front knee Now bring your weight slightly back So your hips are right over top of that left bottom knee and then begin to just bring the chin down towards the chest So what we’re doing here is trying to find a position where you really feel that release through the so as your hip flexor keep pressing your hands into that front knee take a deep breath in and then Exhale allow your hips to dive even deeper towards the floor as you reach both arms up to the sky low lunge Making sure the front knee stays directly over top of that ankle arms back down this time press your weight back towards that left knee flex your right foot and Releasing yourself over into that half split posture reaching forehead to knee if you like to go a little bit deeper use your left hand now and grab that right ankle and then from here begin to pull those right toes towards the inside of your mat, so Sickling your foot and going a little bit deeper along the outer area of your ankle Again, this is really good for anyone that does a lot of running or hiking or spending a lot of time in high-heeled shoes Just keep breathing. Keep pulling those toes inward as your forehead continues to reach towards that me deep breath lean into your nose With your exhalation go ahead and let go in Hale then as you exhale, just let that forehead drop one more time towards the knee And now let’s shift our weight forward Staying in that low lunge. Your right arm is going to reach all the way up and back towards the back of your mat See now if you can go ahead and bend that back knee and grab the back toes Now some of you might just want to hang out here others if you feel a little bit more relaxed and opening the quadricep begin to pull the heel towards your glute a Beautiful stretch to release any tension along the quad as well as the hips Deep breath in exhale Now let go of your back leg lift your back knee off the floor Circle the arm around as you extend the front knee into your pyramid pose We’re going to do this movement a couple of times So first come forward drop the back knee reach the back arm behind you Exhale bring the arm forward extend the front knee pyramid pose like to go deeper flex the front foot inhale. Let’s take a bat Exhale come forward pyramid pose both hands on the mat forehead to me Inhale come forward drop the back knee reach back Exhale pyramid pose flex the front toes if possible hips are square back heel is off the mat Beautiful Take one more deep breath in and then As you exhale begin to come forward into your high lunge reaching both arms up to the sky Back knees away from the ground and then shift your weight forward onto that front leg lift your left leg up Bend the knee and then slowly begin to bring the knees together Forehead towards the knee and then cross that left foot over top of your right foot Left hand stays ground and right arm begins to reach up to the sky So standing forward fold, but we’re adding a deeper twist into it. So going even deeper into that right hamstring So your left toes are on the mat your left heel is off the mat You’re reaching your right arm up to the sky keeping your gaze down or up depending on how you feel in this particular posture Do you breath in? Exhale, let’s release the hand back down slowly from here and release the feet and Then step your left foot all the way to the back of your mat one more time high lunge Reaching both arms up to the sky heart open to the sky Holding for one breath and then exhale hands down step back plank chaturanga dandasana taking your flow inhale opening into upward facing dog and Exhale push your way back downward facing dog all right, so let’s come into that downward dog open up the feet and Then from here take that right hand and reach it for the outside of your left knee or your left ankle Grab onto that leg and then begin to take that twist Breathing deeply and with each exhalation allowing yourself to go a little bit deeper allow the heels to come down a little bit further Twist a little bit deeper Stay with the breath Keep holding on to that foot if you can slowly step your left foot towards the front of your mat Drop the back knee to the floor Arms come up into your high lunge deep breath in exhale Hands over to the front knee and then shift your weight back slightly So your hips are directly over top of that right knee bring the chin to the chest and then just look down and hold Allowing yourself this moment to play around with this particular posture and see which angle exactly Hits that spot for you that feeling of us so as your hip flex are releasing When see ready you can slowly take your arms back up and allow the hips to come all the way down into a deeper low lunge But at the same time remaining with that knee above your ankle Keep holding here deep breath in and then exhale your right hand comes down a left arm reaches towards the back of your mat bend that back knee and see if you can grab that ankle and Once again, you’re just going to see how you feel in this posture Some of you might just want to remain here others might begin to bring the heel closer towards the glute Listen to your body and be patient in this posture Simply follow the movement of your breath and with each exhalation add a little bit more a little bit more Don’t force anything. Don’t push anything just allow yourself to let go Great job now. Once you’re ready release the hand back down onto the mat Let’s from here push back into our half split flex the front foot or head to the knee and then take your right hand and you’re gonna reach for your left ankle with that right hand and then from here begin to pull the toes towards the inside of your mat, so adding a deeper sensation along the outer edge of your ankle and With each exhalation allowing that forehead that chest to fall over top of that leg Really going deep into the hamstring Let go of your foot Slowly transition your weight forward take that left arm behind your back again. And then Circle it forward as you extend into that pyramid Then the bacne arm back Exhale circle arm forward extend the front knee flex the front foot Again come back Reach back come forward Extend the front knee flex your foot One more time come forward reach that left arm behind you Exhale reach the arm forward extend the front knee flex your foot Or head over towards the knee Keep that back heel lifted off the ground Square the hips off deep breath in exhale Out Beautiful come forward again. Both arms are reaching up to the sky Crescent lunge And then shift your weight forward Towards that front leg lifting the right leg off the mat for a second Finding that balance take a deep breath in as You exhale you’re going to bend that back knee? Bring the knee towards the chest And then take that right foot and cross it over your left. So your right heel is off the mat Right hand stays down as your left arm reaches up to the sky So going into this deeper twist it forward fold Targeting the left hamstring now Making sure that you twist from your bellybutton. So keep the hips as square as possible towards the front of your mat Just keep breathing keeping your gaze down or up depending on how you feel Releasing the hand back down and Then slowly from here. You’re going to uncross the feet and Then take that right foot step it all the way to the back of your mat Reaching both arms up to the sky Crescent lunge inhale Exhale dive the arms down step back plank position chaturanga inhale opening upward facing dog and Exhale pushing back downward facing dog Take a breath take a second here notice how your downward dog feels in comparison to the beginning Then once you’re ready bend the knees and you’re gonna take a hop and cross your ankles in front of you So you’ll land over to your hips? Scoot back, so you have the entire mat to work with here inhale Let’s reach both arms up to the sky and as you exhale releasing forward into your seated head-to-toe forward fold so you can reach the front of your toes or take your hands a little bit deeper towards your heels and Then slowly allow yourself to let go with your breath If it’s easier, you can even clasp your hands over top of your feet if Your hamstrings are feeling a little bit too tight today. You can always grab your ankles or even behind the knees Wherever you are is exactly where you need to be Remember to find that patience with your breath with each exhalation you surrender into this posture and you simply allow your body to let go Breathe in and exhale Let it go Now, let’s come out reaching both arms up to the sky and then release your hands next to the side of your body as you scoot forward Bring the soles of your feet together and then allow your body to come all the way down into a souped-up. Baddha. Konasana reclined butterfly pose Take your hands over top of your thighs What you’re gonna do is actually press the thighs away from the crown of your head So you’re adding a little bit of that pressure and pushing the lower body away from the upper body what we’re doing here is decompressing the spine So if you spend a lot of time on your feet running hiking working out this particular posture allows us to give the body the Opportunity to decompress the spine to reverse that compression of the discs So be gentle and with each exhalation just keep adding a little bit of that pressure and you’re gonna feel it in your back Just don’t overdo it Remember to always be mindful of how your body responds to each posture Great job take one more deep breath in and exhale out wonderful now Let’s release the arms to the side knees together and then take your left knee cross it over your right knee And allow both knees to fall over towards the right as you look over towards your left shoulder Deep spinal twist here. Just breathing into your back into your spine Try your best to keep your shoulder blades on the mat especially that left shoulder if This is too deep over spinal twist. You can always place a blanket under the knees or even a block Breathe in and let it go Awesome. Let’s come back to neutral uncross your legs and take it to the other side Right knee over left both knees to the left as you look over your right shoulder Try to get both of your shoulder blades grounded on the mat Feel free to close your eyes here and really pay attention to how your body feels in this particular moment Finding that breath welcoming oxygen into your body into your muscles Inhale and exhale Great come back to Center Uncross your knees And then from here just bring both knees into the chest. Give yourself one final hug Keeping your head neutral your eyes closed If you wish to stay longer here, you’re more than welcome to extend your legs and take with shavasana however, if you’re in a more of a time constrain, you’re more than welcome to come out of this posture with me and finish together so let’s take one more deep breath in in this position and Exhale out and Then from here, let’s slowly begin to come on up into our seated posture. So bring your forehead to the knees and then Swing your body weight up come into a cross-legged position at the center of your mat Nice open feet crossed in front of you Inhale, let’s reach both arms up to the sky along getting the spine and then exhale palms together Over to your heart I’m taking this opportunity to thank yourself for your practice For your dedication for your hard work? thank you so much for joining us today and beautiful in the garage WA I Said you so much love and I look forward to seeing you again soon namaste Thanks so much for watching If you enjoy this video give it a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more euro videos like this Thanks again, and we’ll see you soon You

100 thoughts on “Yoga For Tight & Sore Muscles | 20 Minute Yoga For Hips, Calves, & Hamstrings

  1. Make sure to take your time, be gentle, and breathe deep and steady throughout this entire practice! Also always listen to the dictates of your heart and body. We truly hope you enjoy this one ☮️❤️🧘‍♀️ 🧘‍♂️

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  2. What a wonderful atmosphere! Your videos are getting better and better 💫
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful yoga with us ❤

  3. I'm amazed by how many videos you've managed to share within just 3 weeks of 2020!:) Many thanks for this amazing & quality content! <3

  4. Juliana, I just wondered where you get your yoga outfits from? I need to invest in some new leggings and tops for your videos and would love to know your favourite brand? Thank you x

  5. J’aime tellement ce que tu fais. Tu as une voix si apaisante. Continue, tu me vend du rêve comme jamais . 😘😘

  6. Thank you for the yoga practice that you give us to care, to love and listen to our body which we neglect everyday. Could you also share some neck and shoulder stretches for spondylitis?

  7. This is probably one of my favorite new videos of practicing yoga, and the peaceful waterfall yoga video I've been practicing that one since it came out. In love with the amount of positivity you're able to achieve on a daily basis, and how much you've helped me throughout these past 4-5 years. You're videos have helped motivate me from the very beginning of my own practice. I wish you more positive vibes to come💜

  8. Wow, this video and also the flow itself is amazing! I really love the location! That stream and forest.❤️ Amazing job guys!🙏

  9. Perfect timing, like always! That shows to me how connected we all are! 🥰 Thanks for all the amazing content you share! Get yourself enough relaxing time, too! 😉🧘🏼‍♀️

  10. This was amazing! Exactly what I needed. Calves and psoas need a lot of attention… Thank you so much. PS: Beautiful filming!!! <3

  11. Love you! And thank you. Sent this on to the rest of my 10k boston buddies. Today was the first day in over a month where I could walk without limping and ran without my PF pain in my heel.

  12. Hello from the czech republic, I just want to thank you very much for those videos. I was a 21 y.o guy who couldn´t touch toes and was with hands almost 20 cm above the ground (or toes). My back hurted as I have spent a lot of time in the school and then I´ve found your channel and tried to train every morning and now it´s 3 months I subscribe you and I have never ever been more satisfied with the flexibility of my body and I also feel healthier, cleaner… I also like your accent that someone like me can easily understand you, THANK YOU <3

  13. I have just found your channel and it has changed the way I go through out my day. I am in love with you guys and your videos. Please continue to make lovely videos 🌞 and your helping my flexibility so much

  14. Hey does anybody have any tips for not sliding on your yoga mat? I get sweaty and then my hands slide apart no matter how hard I engage my arms I can't keep my hands from slipping out. I have a 3 mm mat if that's important info.

  15. This is by far my fav yoga video from you guys though I am a beginner so most vids are just to difficult but I love everything about this i just wish there was a shavasana (sorry don’t know how to spell it) at the end

  16. I've been watching you guys video for 2 months, your videos are getting more and more awesome. Thank you so much for the the effort always.

  17. Such a beautiful class! I just completed it and feel amazing, not just in the body but in the mindset too. Thank you very much for this light you constantly bring with your videos! Namaste

  18. I had a baby 6 months ago and have post parteum tendiopathy this video was absolutely amazing for my hips. I have been doing your yoga videos 3 times a week and Pilates 2 times a week for the past 2 months and I have never felt better and am already back to my pre pregnancy weight.

  19. Would yoga even exist if women couldn’t ware tight pants and post pictures about it??

    I’m not slutty, it’s just yoga.

  20. Just tried your yoga routine for the first time and it really works! Can you post a routine for sore neck and shoulders?

  21. Thank you for yet another relaxing and challenging yoga video. Your stretches always hit just the right spot for me and your guidance is always so relaxing and uplifting!

  22. Greetings from Surf Vista Villas in Santa Theresa! We are winding down our time here in CR and it is sooo sad. This was a wonderful video especially after hiking the Samara trails. I feel so much looser. Ready to hike Mountzuma waterfall Sending you love and light, Namaste

  23. Namaste , this is for the owner of this channel.
    I wish to share my experience as well on the best platform as you are doing and this is amazing.
    I am the yoga teacher from India i have done course in Protocol instructor of yoga.
    I would like to know if you need any help , Namaste.

  24. Thank you for your amazing yoga videos! I am 56, in excellent shape and very physically active but, found myself having knee issues in the past year. I never did yoga before, I find that it relieves my pain and makes me feel incredible!

  25. This is such a beautiful location! True magic, nature, calm and light. And your outfit looks so good and in harmony! Thank you so much for the priceless content! Lots of love)))

  26. heard yoga allows demons in. i know this nice man, he started yoga, andi seen him change for the worse, he got a divorce and become irrate. when ever i talk about Jesus Christ to him, he becomes very angry, like demons taking over him.

  27. Thanks a lot for the great videos! This is my favorite 🙂 You are doing an incredible job! The clear instructions, your calm voice, the beautiful landscape – wow! I am an instructor too, but your videos keep me motivated, give me spirits and help me to manage the muscle tightness. Your workouts are my regular and evening program. Thanks!!!

  28. Love all your videos, they start my days in positive light. This one was exceptionally beautiful and I truly felt like I was falling into my body and becoming one. Thank you for all your beautiful work.

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