Stiles’s mantra? "Stay easy and enjoy!" Here's her simple routine for working toward opening your body and mind for splits.
Stand with your feet a bit apart. Soften your knees and step your right foot back. Sink your hips low, dropping your fingertips to the ground for stability. Ease your back knee to the ground, and move your hands to your front thigh, bringing your torso upright and making sure your front knee doesn’t go past your toes. Relax your shoulders down your back. Stay here for 5 long, deep breaths.