A few simple stretches after a day on the slopes help to release and tensions and get rid of lactic acid built up in the muscles. These are my favourite poses to keep my legs going - try each pose for 10 - 20 breaths, the key is to feel the stretch in the muscle not around the joints so modify where you need to.
A great multi tasking pose to stretch the quads and hip flexors plus a twist!
Step into a lunge and place the back knee down, drop the tail bone and lift the core. Inhale and life the opposite arm up and exhale the elbow over the knee in lunge.
Bring the palms together and breath, on each exhale see if you can deepen the twist and lunge.
After a day of using the legs as shock absorbers this is a great counterpose.
This is my go to pose after a day on the snow! From a low lunge walk the front foot across the body so the heel is close to the opposite hip and the weight is evenly balanced between the front and back leg. To make this pose accessible you can use a blanket to support the hips or even do the pose on your back.
Lying down take your right foot in your right hand and knee on the left, draw the shin comfortable and easily towards your breastbone and enjoy the stretch.
This posture stretches the hamstrings, glutes and piriformis of the bent leg and hip flexors of the straight leg.
Take a wide stance and turn the feet parallel take the waist and lift the core. Inhale and lift your heart to the sky without throwing the head back and exhale fold forwards while sucking in your lower belly to support your back. Place your hands under your shoulders, inhale agains and push the floor away looking forwards and exhale back into the fold.
This pose lengthens the hamstrings and spinal muscles, keep the legs active and inner thighs zipping up.