Lizard Pose for Tight Hips
I was asked yesterday why I use LIZARD POSE in my classes, whether it be Vinyasa Flow, Yoga for Runners or Gentle Yoga. The answer is simple – whether you run or walk your hips naturally tighten often creating back tension. This pose deeply stretches hip flexors, relieving back pain and lengthening stride.
How to get into it
From a lunge pose, bring both hands inside the forward foot as you inhale. Keep your palms planted on the mat with arms straight or for those with more flexibility rest your forearms on the mat. If it feels more comfortable your back knee can rest to the mat. Attempt to the hold position for 3 to 5 full breaths and then switch sides.
~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~