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.
Forward Bends typically stretch the back of the body—the ankles, calves, hamstrings and back—especially the lower back.
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 is the quintessential yoga pose. It stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and spine, and strengthens the upper and lower body.
Folded Butterfly stretches the lower back, opens up the hips, releases tension in the neck and shoulders, and calms the mind.
Half Monkey or Half Splits is an intermediate forward bend that stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.
Head-To-Knee pose stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, groin and lower back, and opens up the hips. You can use a strap.
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 is a twisting forward bend that stretches the calves and hamstrings, increases spinal mobility, and strengthens the shoulders.
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 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.
Wide-Leg Forward Bend releases tension at the lower back and stretches the ankles, calves and hamstrings.
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.