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Beginner Yoga Challenge: Splits

Performed by Marin Jayden

Benefits of the Splits: Relieves sciatica pain and strengthens the hamstrings, pelvic, and abdominal muscles.

  • Starting in Downward Dog, step forward with the right foot between the hands.
  • Lower the back knee to the floor, keeping it behind the hips.
  • Your right toes should be flexed toward the sky.
  • Open up your hamstrings and fully move into the stretch.
  • Slide your right heel forwards until the back of your leg is fully on the ground.
  • Have your legs hug the ground to deepen the stretch.

Modifications: It’s okay if you can’t do a full split.  Stretch your hamstring as far as you can and start to fold forward from the waist. Feel the stretch in your hamstrings.


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