Start in downward facing dog. Take a deep inhale, and on the exhale, lift the left leg and draw the foot in between the hands to a lunging position. Stay on the heel of the left foot and begin to slide that heel forward as the hips drop towards the floor. Keep squeezing the inner thighs towards the midline and squaring off the hips towards the top of the mat. Open the chest and lift from the heart center as the fingertips release from the floor, sweeping the arms up by the ears. Stay for 3 steady breaths, every exhale releasing deeper into the split. Return to downward facing dog and switch sides.
Good for thigh, hamstring and groin stretch. Stimulates abdominal organs.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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