Tight hip flexors can put strain on the lower back, so here's a pose to target that commonly tight area.
- From Downward Dog, step your right foot forward between your palms, keeping your hands on the floor.
- Lower your left knee to the floor, and release your elbows to the floor as well.
- Continue to squeeze your right knee toward your body and keep your gaze in front of you to encourage your hips to lower toward the floor.
- After five breaths, come back onto your hands, tuck your back toes, and step your right leg back. Take a vinyasa and step your left foot forward to repeat this pose on the other side. Then work your way back to Down Dog.