Tight Hips and Hamstrings?
This stretch is in my heavy rotation and one of my faves! Plus, you can do it in the office!
1️⃣ Feet between hip and shoulder width apart. You can go wider if plat feet in a narrower stance is tough on the ankles (like me! 🙋🏻♀️) Start in the bottom of a squat.
2️⃣ Try to get the knees into those armpits, sealing your thighs into your torso. Think about pulling the things into your torso just as much as you are bringing your torso into your thighs. You can round your spine to zip that torso-thigh connection.
3️⃣ Keeping that seal nice and tight, start the straighten out the knees. At some point, the thighs will have to peel away from the torso. Fight to keep them sealed as you slowly peel away.
4️⃣ Rock backwards and forwards on your ankles and peddle your knees to get a feel for where you are in this moment.
5️⃣ Spine Wave! 🌊
With knees as straight as possible, find a place to anchor your hands. Floor, knees, shins all make great anchoring points. Think Instagram booty and stick that butt out! Lengthen as much as you can - you can even go past straight into backbend territory. Then, tuck your tailbone under and round through your spine all the way to your neck.
💯 Try to keep the SAME angle in the hips as you spine roll!
Happy Flexy Friday!
I’d love to know if you give this a try!
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