Bent Standing Split
Variations of Split pose are extremely challenging for runners who have tight hamstrings, quads, and hips, but that's exactly the reason they need to do them!
- From Intense Side Stretch, bring your hands on either side of your right leg. Bend your front knee slightly and lift your left leg into the air, coming into Standing Split. Stay here or bend the left knee to increase the stretch for the front of the left thigh. Keep your palms planted on the mat or reach your left arm up and hold the top of your left foot, pulling the heel into your tush to lift the knee up and increase the stretch.
- Gaze at the ground for five breaths.