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Soothe Your Sore Muscles with These Yoga-inspired Stretches ...

By Vanessa

Working out is awesome. However, it can leave you with some pretty sore muscles. Instead of having to wait it out, combat those sore muscles with some stretching! Seriously, stretching can save you lots of pain. Check out these yoga-inspired stretches to help soothe your sore muscles:

1 Standing Forward Fold

Standing Forward FoldStart by standing with your feet hips-width apart. Bend from the waist and gently drop your head between your legs, letting it hang while you bring your hands around the outsides of your calves.
Where you'll feel it: Your back, neck, hamstrings, and calves.

2 Downward Dog to Lunge

Downward Dog to LungeStart by standing with your feet about hips-width apart. Then, bend at the waist and start walking your hands forward, keeping your butt high in the air. Lift your right leg until it forms a straight line and then your bring to your chest, going into the lunge position.
Where you'll feel it: Your butt and hips.

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3 Head to Knee

Head to KneeStart off in a low lunge and then extend your leg, bringing your head close to your knee.
Where you'll feel it: Your butt, hamstrings, lower back, and neck.

4 Seated Forward Fold

Seated Forward FoldSit with your legs stretched out in front of you. Raise your arms, take a deep breath, and bend forward, reaching your toes.
Where you'll feel it: Your back, hamstrings, and neck.

5 Single-leg Hamstring Stretch

Single-leg Hamstring StretchStart with the same position as the last move, but this time, bring in your left heel to your upper thigh. Bend from the waist and reach for your toes, repeating the same thing on the other side.
Where you'll feel it: Your back, hamstrings, and neck.

Want some more yoga-inspired stretches? Check out the rest of them on cosmopolitan.com! Have you tried any of these to help sooth your sore muscles?

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