This is a simple way to stretch the groin, hamstrings, and calves, all while opening the hips. It also improves mobility in the ankles, knees and hips, and strengthens the feet and ankles.
-From Runners Lunge, turn your back heel down and walk your hands to the back of the mat for Side Lunge.
-Drop your hips and flex your front foot to feel a stretch in your calf and hamstring.
-Hold the pose for 5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.
-Take a deep breath in. Exhale, walk your hands to the top of your mat and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.
-You can warm-up your feet, ankles, knees, hips, thighs and glutes by alternating from one side to the other, 5-10 times.
-And you can hold Side Lunge for 5-10 breaths on each side when you come out of the water, to stretch the backs of your legs and open up your hips.
Avoid this pose if you have a foot, ankle or knee injury.
Find more yoga routines designed for surfers here.