DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, is a common problem for most active people. This easy yoga flow is the perfect solution to chronically sore muscles. If you are feeling stiff like the Tin Man, loosen up and get some relief with yoga.
Easy Yoga for DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Standing Side Bend
Stand with your feet together and your arms overhead with your palms together. Keeping your arms straight- or close to straight- lean to the left and right, taking the time to feel your sides open.
Standing Forward Bend
Clasp your hands together behind your back, hinge forward at the hips, let your head hang, and bring your arms overhead. Sway slowly from side to side, letting the weight of your arms stretch your shoulders at different angles.
Fists Forward Bend
Release your hands and bend your knees slightly and allow your torso to rest on your thighs. Fold your arms so that your hands are in the crook of your elbows, and squeeze your hands into fists to release tension in your spine.
Place your hands on the ground & walk out into this modified downward dog. Keep your back straight, palms planted, and hips pushed back. Bend the knees, and let the heels rise off the mat.
Straighten the legs & bring the heels down on the mat. Use your hands to push your body back towards your heels until you feel a stretch throughout your back and legs
Wide Legged Forward Bend Twist
Stand with your feet placed 3-4 feet apart, and hinge your torso forward at the hips. “Roll” your spine down and rest your hands on the floor, letting your neck & head relax. Bring one arm upwards and look up at it, feeling your spine twist and open. Switch arms and repeat.