Standing Forward Bend
Benefits: Stretches hamstrings, calves, and hips. Strengthens thighs and knees
Stand with feet together or about hip-width apart. Keeping a slight bend in your knees, begin to hinge forward, letting your head and body weight take over as you lower your fingers/hands down toward the ground. Keeping the quads engaged and hips centered over the knees, begin to straighten the legs (making sure not to lock out your knees) as much as possible. Hold here as you take six to eight slow, deep breaths.