Stretching Tight Hip Flexors

 In Poses, Yoga for Runners
Lunge Pose

Photo Credit: Melissa Brott Photography

Another great runner’s stretch:


Why use it?

Walkers and runners tend to have tight hip flexors since the hips continually work to support the pelvis. Additionally, stability demands are increased during repetitive motion. Lunge pose allows us to stretch our hips.

How to get into it

Inhale and bend forward at the hips on an exhale; place both hands on either side of your front foot, step your opposite foot back. Palms or fingertips come to the mat. Choose to rest the right
knee on the floor or for an added challenge stay up on the ball of the right toes. Attempt to the hold position for 3 to 5 full breaths and then switch sides.

Key Tip

Keep your knee aligned directly above your ankle.

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