Front leg stretching gluteus Maximus(butt) and Tensor fascia latea (side of leg muscle ) and the back leg stretching iliopasoas (hip flexors, front of thigh).


None or use a block behind your front buttocks and another block to support your head.

BENEFITS Stretches front leg buttocks to relieve tension in lower back and hip and stretches  back leg hip flexor to relieve tension in back and hip and also extension of the spine to promote mobility and decrease back pain.

Hold each side for 1 to 2 minutes, surrender into your pose.

If your knee in the front feels compromised, an alternate position is to lie on your back and do pretzel (bend both legs , put right heel over left knee, push buttocks into floor, hold 2 minutes and change to other side and hold 2 minutes).

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