The Best Yoga Poses For Cyclists: Sacrum Stretch

Long hauls in the saddle got you sore? These four yoga poses will stretch your trouble spots.

May 10, 2012
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Sacrum stretch

Sacrum stretch    Photo: BODY of Santa Fe

THE MOVES:
1. Position yourself in a low squat.
2. Lift the hips enough to weave the elbows under the knees.
3. Take hold of the backs of the ankles.
4. Keeping the elbows back, drop the hips low and tuck the tailbone.
5. Simultaneously, tuck the chin into the chest.

THE REASON: This pose will open up the whole spine, particularly the sacrum at the base of the spine.

Filed To: Road Biking, Fitness, Flexibility

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