Affirmation: I Love My Booty
Week 2: Flexibility Poses
Strengthens and Stretches: Hips, hamstrings, glutes, psoas, groin and thighs.
How To Do It: Begin in downward facing dog. Inhale lift left leg up, exhale step shin through lowering it down to the mat. Drop right knee to the ground, bring right shin to the ground and untuck toes. If you feel pain in the left knee draw the left foot closer to groin. If hips are fairly flexible draw the left foot out away from the hip.
Avoid sitting on your left foot or leaning weight toward the left hip, instead square hips to the front of the mat, distributing weight evenly through both hips. Root hands on either sides of hips or left knee. Inhale grow the spine and head leg, exhale relax into pose. Breathe here for 3 full rounds of breath then repeat on opposite side.
When To Do It: In the morning and evening to stretch out glutes and hips. Incorporate this pose at the beginning and end of your yoga practice to warm-up and cool down the body.
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