Pillow Talk: Easy Yoga Poses

Recruit your pillow for gentle yoga poses to restore weary muscles



by Sage Rountree

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After a long run or race, your legs, back and shoulders can feel very tight. Practising a few simple restorative yoga poses can help you regain your range of motion, reduce the swelling in your legs and improve blood circulation to  help speed your recovery.

Do this sequence using pillows to lend support and also to give your weary body something comfortable to fall into to help you unwind. You don't have to rush into this routine - you can wait until you're showered and fed or do it before  bed. Hold each position for at least five (and up to 15) minutes. Focus on relaxing your entire body and taking slow, deep breaths.

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