How To Do Extended Child’s Pose

Extended Child’s Pose stretches the lat muscles of the back, the front of the thighs, front of both feet, backside, and front of the legs. This version of the Child’s Pose is more active than the resting variation, where both arms are at your sides with palms facing up.

The Extended Child’s Pose can be used as an active stretch between poses.

EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

How To Do Seated Open Angle Pose

Seated Open Angle Yoga Pose

Seated Open Angle Yoga Pose stretches the inner thighs and side of your upper body. Calves are stretched while the ankles are flexed, as shown in the video.

Instructions: As you lean into the stretch, your bottom and legs remain on the mat. As you stretch to the right, your left leg and left buttock are firmly planted on the mat. If they begin to lift, select Modification #1, and #2. Maintain a long spine without leaning forward. If you can’t do that, select Modification #2 and #4. Modification #3 will help you to reach farther.

Modifications: 1) Place your hand, instead of your forearm on the mat. 2) Lift your arm straight up, rather than overhead. 3) Sit either on a Yoga wedge if you have one, or a thick, folded towel. 4) Sit with your back against a wall.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider