Standing Split

This vertical split is great practice before doing a horizontal split. It will target the standing leg's hamstring, while also stretching your hips.

  • Begin in Standing Forward Bend. Inhale and shift weight into your right foot and your palms. Lift your left leg up as high as you can. Tuck your chin and draw your torso toward your right leg, breathing deeply and relaxing the shoulders away from the ears.
  • Stay here for five breaths. Then return your left leg to the floor. Stay here for a complete breath and repeat this stretch with the left foot on the floor.
Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio

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