Laura is a yoga teacher who completed 200 hours of training.
Feeling tight and tired? Then this short yoga stretch is exactly what you need.
We're going to move slowly, stay close to the ground and focus on opening the hips, chest, and sides of the body.
This yoga sequence is suitable for all levels. However, if you're a complete beginner, you might want to use a pair of yoga blocks to make some poses less straining.
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Since this full-body stretch flow doesn't require lots of muscular effort, I love squeezing it 1) in my morning routine, when I'm still a bit sleepy and lazy 2) as a part of evening preparations for bed because I fall asleep easier after releasing all-day tightness.
Obviously, at both times, I'm wearing a cozy PJ or a lounge outfit - thus the name 🙂 That said, if you crave some relaxing deep stretches at any point of your day - go ahead and try this flow!
How long should I hold each pose?
Try holding each pose for 3-5 full long breaths. When it comes to dynamic yoga stretches such as Cat-Cow or Supine Cactus Arms, go for 3-5 cycles.
The more time you have on your mat, the longer you can stay in each pose.
How much time do I need for this flow?
It depends on how long you decide to stay in each pose. It usually takes me around 10-15 minutes to go through the whole sequence.
Do I need any props for this full-body yoga stretch?
Not really. A yoga mat would be handy, but you may as well practice on your carpet or bare floor if you're comfortable. There's no risk of slipping since the flow excludes any Downward Dogs or standing postures.
Two yoga blocks can also be helpful. Though they are merely needed to increase your comfort in some poses - you may as well do all the poses without blocks.