Cycling is my main jam. Cyclists are bad at remembering to stretch. While it can be low-impact on your joints, we are not impervious to injury! Lately, I rarely go through an entire yoga flow, but rather use the poses in a series of dynamic stretches. Dynamic stretching consists of active movements, rather than holding a pose for a minute or two.
- Start in Warrior II.
- Straighten your front leg. Then, reach forward with your left hand toward the ground. Tilt your torso forward and rotate it open to the right side.
- Rotate your arms to 6 and 12 o’clock. Rest your left hand on your shin, or the floor if you can, and extend your top arm fingers toward the ceiling.
- Hold for 5–10 breaths, then switch sides. It’s more important to keep your spine long than it is to reach low to your leg or floor. Use a block under your bottom hand to add more stability to this pose.