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Yoga Pose 4: Open Lizard

What it does: Stretches hips and hip flexors.

  • From Downward Facing Dog, move your right hand a few inches to the left and step your right foot next to your right pinky.
  • Release your left knee to the mat. Exhale as you lower your right knee toward the floor, resting on the outside edge of your right foot.
  • Gaze up toward the ceiling to increase the stretch in the front of the left thigh, holding for five breaths.
  • Stay here for at least five breaths, then repeat on the left side.