The Quads, as they are often called, are important because they help us with walking, running and balance. They are crucial to good flexibility and movement.

What this is good for:

This stretch helps ease the quad muscles, relieving tension, strengthening them and this can help with your knees, in particular. It is also helps make them more flexible, and this can show up as a benefit in other exercises.

How to practice:

  • There are many ways you can practice this stretch, including standing, sitting or even lying down. It is an exercise where you can use a wall or the floor very productively.


  • Technique is important, as it is easy to stretch into a poor position, risking injury, and doing more harm than good.


  • Remember the breath when performing this!
Touching Toes
Quadriceps Stretch
Sideways Stretch
Child's Pose