Isolated stretches can increase the flexibility in one muscle while entirely ignoring everything connected to it. Inadvertently adding to an imbalance of mobility and flexibility.
This opens and brings ease and mobility into the hip, hamstring, groin, and inner thigh by using the legs in a coordinated manner to deploy and gently increase the stretch throughout the range of motion ….in the manner that the muscles are used.
How to do it
– Use two foam yoga blocks tipped onto their small ends.
– Stand upright and straddle legs wider than hips. Feet parallel front.
– Hinge forward with the upper body placing hands on the blocks.
– Chest should be parallel to the floor and the back should be flat.
– Bend the right knee and lean right sending the hips backward and keeping the left left leg straight.
– Get the right hamstring parallel to the floor.
– Switch sides and ease the stretch further each time.
– Start with ten repetitions and work up to timed holds of up to one minute.