Squat (Garland Pose)
Credit: "The Runner's Guide to Yoga," by Sage Rountree (VeloPress, 2012)

Also called the Garland Pose, the squat in yoga isn't all that different from the one you've done at the gym, form-wise. To get into the position, squat with your knees over your toes – legs at a 45-degree angle from the midline – and hold your hands together like you're praying. The heels don't necessarily need to touch the ground. Hold for five to 10 breaths. The squat stretches the back, inner thighs, calves, and feet – everything that tightens up from running.

Benefits: Encourages a fluid range of motion and helps with plantar fasciitis and ITBS.