Yoga stretches for improving flexibility. Dancer Standing quad and hamstring stretch variation, Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Yoga Stretches for Improving Flexibility

In Any Stretch You Are Either Relaxing Muscle Or Activating It!
by: Neil Keleher
Published: 2012 04 09
Updated: 2019 08 21
Categories/Tags: Flexibility

One reason for stretching is that it feels good. Another reason is to improve flexibility.

In either case it helps to feel and control your body while you stretch.

For any muscle that you are stretching (whether doing active stretching or relaxed stretching) work at stabilizing one end to which that muscle attaches.

  • For relaxed stretching work at relaxing the muscle being stretched.
  • For active stretching you can be activating the muscle being stretched, its opposing muscle or both.

In all cases create stability so that you can activate or relax the muscle you are working on.

Index for Stretches for Improving Flexibility

General Guidelines and
Tips for Stretching

Kneeling Toe and
Ankle Stretches

Quadriceps
Stretches

Hip Flexor and
Psoas Stretches

Adductor Stretches
including Middle Splits

Glute and Hip Extensor Stretches
(Back and Side of the Hip)

Passive and Active
Calf Stretches

Hamstring
Stretches

Hip
Stretches

Lower Back
Stretches

Side
Stretches

Spinal
Stretches

Arm and Shoulder
Stretches

Hip And Shoulder
Stretches

Meridian
Stretches

Stretching Routines