36 Pictures To See Which Muscle You’re Stretching

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Whether you’re a chronic sitter, a daily exerciser, or a weekend warrior, you probably know stretching is a critical habit. By sending blood flow to your muscles and helping your joints move through their full range of motion, stretching improves your posture and athletic performance while lowering your risk of pain and injury.

But when you do yoga or a flexibility routine, do you know which muscles you’re actually stretching? Or whether you’re performing each stretch correctly?

 

Check out the Illustration below created by Vicky Timón.

1. Camel Pose
2. Wide Forward Fold

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3. Frog Pose
4. Wide Side Lunge Pose

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5. Butterfly Stretch
6. Forearm Extensor Stretch

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7. Lateral Side Flexion of the Neck
8. Neck Rotation Stretch

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9. Neck Extension Stretch
10. Lateral Side Flexion of the Neck with Hand Assistance

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