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Good Vibes Workout Day 9: A Restorative Yoga Flow to Soothe Tight Muscles
From Self Magazine-By Christa Sgobba, C.P.T.
The workout below is for Day 9 of the Good Vibes Workout, a four-week workout plan. It’s pretty great on its own, but you can also check out the full program right here or browse the calendar here. If you’d like to sign up to receive daily emails of these workouts, you can do that here.
Yesterday’s circuit included a lot of jumping, so your butt, hamstrings (the back of your thighs), and quads (the front of your thighs) might be feeling extra tight today. In any case, we think today’s restorative yoga flow is going to be especially welcome.
This 38-minute yoga flow, led by Rita Murjani, focuses on stretching and lengthening the muscles in your body, which helps not only ease tightness but also improve mobility. She’ll take you through fundamental yoga poses like the half split, crescent lunge, and forward fold to help stretch your legs; the cat-cow to loosen up the areas around your spine; and modified side planks and side bends to work on each side of your torso. There’s also extra mobility work in here for your wrists, which is going to set you up for success for the push-ups you’ll be doing in tomorrow’s circuit workout.
So, unfurl your yoga mat, gather any props you may have—you may want to use some yoga blocks or a stack of hardcover books—and get ready for this routine. There’s also a great “constructive rest” segment during the last few minutes of this routine, which is a really helpful way to ease tension from your body and end your practice on the most restorative note.