A daily yoga practice is a great habit in theory: strengthening for your body, relaxing and restorative for your mind. Making it work in practice can be another story. Sometimes even a 10-minute flow feels like more than you can manage, and that’s OK. When I don’t have time for a full flow, folding into just one of my favorite poses can relieve some of the stress and soreness I’ve been carrying around.
With that in mind, I wanted to know: if a yoga teacher could recommend just one pose a day, something that relaxes your body, unknots tension, and helps you stay loose, what would it be? In response, I got not just one but 15 gentle, rejuvenating moves to choose from, any one of which would be a great choice for some fast relief. Next time you’re decompressing from a stressful day or just looking to get in a quick stretch, grab one (or two!) of these poses, sink in for a few seconds, and feel some of the soreness ebb away.