We’re getting into the inner thighs, hamstrings, and groin today, sweaties! Oh man these are intense! Our poses today are relatively self-explanatory, but here are some awesome tips to stay safe and aligned!
Start kneeling with your hands supporting you under your shoulders. Spread your knees as wide apart as they’ll go. Hip, knee, and ankle joints should all be 90 degrees. So the hips stay in line with the knees (regardless of if the belly rests on the floor or not) just as the ankles stay in line with the knees. Feet are flexed out to the sides. Only go as far down with your torso as you can with your spine straight and hips in line with the knees. Definitely consider rolling the mat up under your knees. To make this more intense, put one or both knees on a hand towel or two. That will keep the knees consistently sliding out rather than in one place on your sticky mat. To modify for tweaky knees, take straddle legs up against the wall.
Seated Straddle Splits
Come to a seated position and extend your legs out wide. Start with your hands on the floor behind your back to keep your spine straight and upright. Activate your quads by pressing out through your heels and keep your toes and knees pointing straight up to the ceiling. Maybe your hands come to the mat in front of you, as long as your pelvis doesn’t rock back. Keep your spine straight as you reach your heart out in front of you.
Not so bad today, right? 😉 Join in on the fun! Check out Fir Approach’s challenge page for more details and the Fit Approach Instagram page (@FitApproach). Don’t forget to tag all the tags on your post: #sweatpink #poseoftheday #yogaeverydamnday #stodropandyoga #flexandflow @fitapproach