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FORWARD BENDS

Forward Bends typically stretch the back of the body—the ankles, calves, hamstrings and back—especially the lower back.

Cat Cow
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Cat-Cow

Cat-Cow is key for mountain bikers to mobilise the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, relieve tension in the back and neck, and improve posture.

Child's Pose
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Child

Child's pose is the ultimate restorative pose. It relaxes the front of the body and passively stretches the lower and upper back.

Downward Dog
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Downward Dog

Downward Dog is the quintessential yoga pose. It stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and spine, and strengthens the upper and lower body.

Folded Butterfly
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Folded Butterfly

Folded Butterfly stretches the lower back, opens up the hips, releases tension in the neck and shoulders, and calms the mind.

Half Monkey
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Half Monkey

Half Monkey or Half Splits is an intermediate forward bend that stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.

Head-To-Knee Pose
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Head-To-Knee

Head-To-Knee pose stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, groin and lower back, and opens up the hips. You can use a strap.

Ragdoll
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Ragdoll

Ragdoll is a key pose for mountain bikers to release tension at the lower back and stretch the calves and hamstrings. Bend your knees as much as you...

Revolved Downward Dog
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Revolved Downward Dog

Revolved Downward Dog is a twisting forward bend that stretches the calves and hamstrings, increases spinal mobility, and strengthens the shoulders.

Reclining Hand-To-Toe
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Reclining Hand-To-Toe

Reclining Hand-To-Toe pose is the safest calf and hamstring stretch in yoga because it takes the lower back out of the equation.

Rabbit Pose
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Rabbit

Rabbit is an advanced pose that puts your spine into deep flexion. Please be careful with this pose—especially if you suffer from lower back pain.

Knees To Chest
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Knees-To-Chest

Knees-To-Chest is essentially Child's pose on your back. It's great for releasing tension at the lower back and neutralising the spine.