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Front Line Stretch: Reclined Hero Pose provides a deep stretch to the hip flexor muscles, including the psoas and iliacus. These muscles can become tight and shortened due to prolonged sitting or certain physical activities. This pose also stretches the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thighs. It also stretches the muscles around the knees, including the patellar ligament and the connective tissues. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who engage in activities that involve a lot of quadriceps engagement, such as running or cycling. Reclined Hero Pose can help open the chest and expand the breath. The reclined position allows for gentle stretching of the chest muscles, including the pectoralis major and minor. Reclined Hero Pose can help improve ankle mobility and flexibility. This can be especially helpful for individuals who have tightness or limited range of motion in the ankles. Breathing capacity: As the chest opens in Reclined Hero Pose, it promotes expansion of the rib cage, which can improve breathing capacity and posture. Heart Opening : Reclined Hero Pose can create a gentle opening of the heart space, which may support emotional release and a sense of vulnerability. It can be a beneficial pose for cultivating self-compassion, acceptance, and emotional well-being.






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