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Split (Hanumanasana) for Women
Start in High Lunge, with your right foot forward, and place your back knee on the ground. Pull your hips back to stack them over your rear knee, and wriggle your front leg forward until you can straighten it and flex your foot. Curl your back toes under and lift your knee, moving it back several inches. Wriggle your front heel forward several inches. Continue to switch between adjusting your front and back legs until your pelvis reaches the floor. Pull the hip of your front leg back and roll the hip of your rear leg forward to square your hips. Press all of the toes of your back foot into the floor and either keep your fingertips on the floor or stretch your arms straight up. Repeat on the opposite side.
This move has been excerpted from The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig.
This Move Works:
Abs, Hamstrings, Hips, Inner Thighs