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"Starting on hands and knees with your feet near a wall, put your right shin straight up the wall and bring your left foot forward so it's under the left knee. Place your hands on your knee and lift your spine straight up while taking your tailbone down. You should feel a strong stretch on the front part of your thigh."
I don't understand how to do this stretch.


excellent article!

Linda Lake

Thank you for the extensive detail, and modifications. My "Gentle Yoga" clients are often flummoxed by the growing tightness in their hips - these directions make opening them more accessible. On another note, if you need a voice for your next web-video, check out mine at

isa De Santis

as a teacher of 15 years or so,those anatomy article are a for ever learning,the classes keep my interrest in my personnel practice,because I live in an isolate area,yes yoga is a medecine for body mind and soul.namaste


nicely written - wish id bothered to follow articles like these 3 years ago instead of wasting my time with doctors and sports physicians that didnt help much.


Thank you for the very thorough explanation! I didn't understand where my chronic hip flexor problems were coming from, but this makes perfect sense.I am so glad my google search led me here!


Yoga should be a prescription *before* any kind of surgery or medication...


Probably one of the most helpful articles I've ever read!


thats a nice article with clear knowledge enhancing information


what are some poses to improve the flexibility of hip flexors?

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