Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga: Thigh Stretch

Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga: Thigh Stretch


I’m Linda Black. Can you stretch the thigh
out now? We’ve ended in, on lying supine, so now we’re going to have you bend your right
knee and reach around with the left hand to clasp the top of the foot. Now this is a thigh
stretch right hand. Let’s go same hand, same foot. Sorry. So right hand to right leg, if
you’ve got the right knee bent and you’re going to draw the heels towards the glut.
It’s important here that the knee not spread wide, so you keep a good energy towards center,
towards the mid-line in the inner thighs. Now they’re not going to touch completely,
but you are going to have a really nice energy running through the back of the knee. So you
could even lift that thigh off the floor a little bit, extend the knee towards the back
wall lengthening, very nice in the low back. Then place it back down and give a nice stronger
hold of bringing that heel towards the glut. And then we’ll switch to the other side, bringing
your right forearm underneath the forehead and resting it nice. This is kind of a nice
break pose as well, much needed for the thighs. And again, drawing the heels towards the glut,
the shoulder opens and if you’d like you could even press into the forearm and lift the torso
half way up, and give your spine another extension here. You hold that for about five to six
breaths. It’s important the energy in the standing foot is shooting towards the back
wall and the top of the foot is down, the foot is not sickled. So it’s very, the heel
is in line with the toes. Have a nice form here. Great. Thank you.