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Work It Girl: Standing Pigeon

Here's another stretch you can do at your desk that opens and stretches your hips a little bit deeper than Seated Pigeon. Just push your chair back a little before you do it. This might be a stretch better suited for all you who work and/or study at home, but it is such a great hip opener I had to share it with you.

Stand in front of your desk and lift your left knee up. Place your lower left leg on your desk. Try to adjust your shin so that it's parallel with the front end of your desk. Flex your left foot and inch your right foot behind you a few inches to deepen the stretch even more.

To see 2 other variations,

This is just like the one above, but to feel a more intense stretch in your hip, slowly lean your torso forward.
You can also reach your right hand towards your left knee, and reach your left arm around your lower back for a spinal twist. If it's easy, grab on to your left toes with your left hand and draw your left shoulder back, opening through your chest. This one is my favorite!

Fit's Tips: You can do all 3 poses in a row with the left leg up, and then don't forget to do the right side.

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