Week Five Restorative Pose: Wide Leg Forward Fold
This forward fold is a great stretch for the inner thighs which may got a little more work this past week in the Week 6 workout. Remember all those gliding movements? How could you forget! Well our inner thigh and hip muscles have to work together to support you in those types of movements.
Stretching the inner thigh muscles can be another way to promote relaxation in the pelvic floor. So if you’re having a hard time letting go, this is a great pose for you.
What you need:
a stool, ottoman or kitchen chair
The Set Up:
From a seated position, take your legs wide on either side of the piece of furniture you are using. Start to hinge forward, keeping your spine long and not rounding from your lower back. If you feel like your back is very rounded and hunched forward bring a blanket or pillow under your bum create more space in your hips.
Bring your arms to rest of the support (chair, ottoman, etc.) and let your head rest on your arms. If your head doesn’t comfortably rest, place a folded blanket or pillow under your head.
On your exhale, think of softening and releasing tight, tense muscles. Inhale to feel expansion and space in your body.
Stay here for 5 minutes or as long as you feel comfortable.