Child's Pose is a classic, restful pose that helps stretch the hips, thighs, and low back in a gentle, accessible way.
Easy Pose is a classic, cross-legged seated position that encourages a strong mind and steady breath.
Fish Pose is an excellent chest-opening backbend pose that stretches the pectoral and shoulder muscles.
For yogis working toward more advanced backbends, such as Wheel Pose, King Pigeon Pose, or even an unassisted Upward-Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose, the yoga wheel offers a significant assist.
If you battle with tight hamstrings, you're not alone.
Lunge poses are excellent for stretching the quads and hip flexors while building strength through the lower body, and the lizard lunge offers the added benefit of opening the hips.
If you're familiar with Crow Pose, you already know it requires a lot of balance and body awareness.