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hip flexor stretch Archive

Wednesday

16

April 2014

SIDE LUNGE STRETCH + TWIST

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Try this dynamic side lunge to stretch the glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors. Start with a wide-legged stance, bend the left knee all the way down and balance on your tip toe as you extend the right leg all the way out energetically. Lengthen the spine on an inhale, then twist towards the right extending the right hand up to the sky while opening up the chest. With every inhale you lengthen, and every exhale you deepen the stretch. Stay for 3 to 5 breaths. Switch sides.

Get out of the mind and into the muscles.

xx love & light.

Tuesday

8

April 2014

BOUND ARCHER POSE

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SUNINA_ARCHER Bound Archer Pose or Baddha Akarna Dhanurasana! This is a deep hamstring, groin, and hip flexor stretch. It strengthens the arms and legs, stretches the chest and opens up the heart. Breathe through this challenging pose for 3 to 5 breaths.

Here’s how to do it: Sit in dandasana, with both legs extended out in front of you. Hinge forwards, lift your right leg up to the sky as you use your hands to assist the leg up and behind your right shoulder. Interlace the hands at the base of your back. Straighten the leg, lengthen the spine, gaze forwards. Be sure to sit the tailbone all the way down to the ground staying even in the hips (not leaning over more to one side than the other). Breathe! Feel the stretch, amazing.

xx love & light!

Photo by Rebecca Tello. 

 

 

Wednesday

26

March 2014

OUTSIDE RUNNERS LUNGE

Written by , Posted in Body, Strength, Yoga

sunina_lizard_prep This is an amazing stretch for anyone, especially runners to really get into the hip flexors and hamstrings.

Here’s how to do it: start at plank pose. Lift and place the foot lightly to the outside edge of your right hand. Knee is over the ankle, the back leg is extended super straight behind you finding a deep stretch in your hips, groins, and hamstrings. Take 3 to 5 deep breaths here and switch.

xx love & light.

 

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