Focus: This class features a variety of poses that will target your calf muscles. The calves are comprised of two muscles situated at the back of the lower leg: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. These muscles can often be overlooked in yoga sequences. A variety of poses will target your hamstrings, groins, hips and gluteals but fewer poses tend to directly focus on your calf muscles. Improving mobility and strength in this region can be therapeutic for your knees and can also help to make a variety of more advanced yoga poses more accessible. This Yoga For Calf Muscles class may be particularly helpful if you are practicing with knee problems, but will also be beneficial if you are just wanting to focus on a region of your body that at times gets forgotten or pushed to the background.
Key Poses: Uttanasana, utkatasana, parsvottanasana, virabhadrasana I.
Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt.
Duration: 40 min