Stretches the hip flexors and core and strengthens the back and quadriceps.
From Tadasana (Mountain Pose), step your right foot back, keeping your left knee over your left ankle. Gently place your right knee on the ground. Engage your lower belly and lengthen your spine. Sink your hips as low as possible without crunching the lower back, feeling a deep stretch through your right hip flexor. Inhale to raise your arms straight up, bringing your palms together if possible and squeezing your elbows toward each other. Finally, allow your head to lower back. Gaze at your thumbs and hold for 5 breaths.
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