Stretching is an essential component of both exercise and health, as it helps maintain flexibility and range of motion in your joints. It also sends blood flow to your muscles.It improves your posture, gets rid of tightness, and lowers your risk of pain and injury. So it is important for us to See Which Muscle You Are Stretching.
With these 34 pictures (created by Vicky Timon, a yoga expert and author of “Encyclopedia of Pilates Exercises”), you’ll be able to choose the best stretches for your goals. As you stretch, make sure you focus on your breath and move through these movements as naturally as possible.
1. Camel Pose
Targeted Muscles — Rectus Abdominus and External Obliques.
Camel Pose or Ustrasana is an important Yoga Asana. Sit on your heels, put your hands behind you, push your hips up and forward. Do not put too much pressure on your lumbar spine.
This pose is a back bend pose that stretches and opens the entire front of the body, while also increasing the flexibility of the spine.
Below video will show you how to do Camel Pose.
2.Wide Forward Fold
Targeted Muscles — Adductors
This is a great exercise to open the hips, and stretch the adductors and hamstrings.
Begin with your knees bent, holding your spine straight. You can feel when your hamstrings are active, then you can slowly straighten your legs, round out your back and reach for your feet.
Below video will show you how to do a Wide Forward Stretch.