More masculine, less flow: My yoga-inspired sequence is ideal for any time. First thing in the morning, after long desk hours, or to counterbalance an intense workout. It targets the shoulders, hips, hamstrings, and core, ensuring strength and flexibility in a straightforward and effective manner.
A Comprehensive 12-Minute Yoga Routine for Men to Enhance Flexibility and Relieve Tension through Targeted Stretching Exercises for the Back and Core
This video has no music to prevent copyright issues. Please visit my “Mike Yoga Peaceful” Pandora playlist for great cool mellow music: https://pandora.app.link/ZWDIgZjpiEb No harps, flutes, sitars etc.
Key moments, Postures & stretches included in this video:
0:00:03 Shoulder Rotation: Enhances shoulder mobility and helps relieve tension in the upper back and neck.
0:00:45 Half Moon: A balancing pose that strengthens the ankles and legs, stretches the hamstrings, and improves overall balance and coordination.
0:02:10 Malasana (Yoga Squat): Opens the hips and groin, stretches the back, and strengthens the lower body.
0:03:07 Plank: Strengthens the core, shoulders, and arms while promoting good posture and alignment.
0:03:13 Plank Knee to Elbow: An advanced plank variation that engages the obliques and enhances core strength.
0:03:34 Deep Shoulder Stretch: Alleviates tension in the shoulders and upper back, enhancing flexibility.
0:06:00 Half Split / Deep Hamstrings: Stretches the hamstrings and calves, promoting flexibility in the back of the legs.
0:07:00 Side Lunge: Strengthens and stretches the inner and outer thighs, improving flexibility and muscle tone.
0:08:00 Frog Pose / Deep Hip Flexors, Psoas: Intensely opens the hips and stretches the inner thighs.
0:09:26 Supine Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana): Stretches the spine and back muscles, promoting spinal flexibility.
0:10:15 Dead Bug: Engages the core and promotes coordination between limbs.
0:11:05 Hollow Body: A challenging core exercise that strengthens the entire abdominal region.
0:12:07 Savasana: A relaxation pose to conclude the practice, allowing the body and mind to absorb the benefits of the sequence. Each of these poses and muscle groups will be broken down further. Please let me know any specific videos you’d like to see. I personally do 10-90 minutes of yoga inspired stretching every day.