Week three of July has arrived! This week’s stretch is called Three Legged Downward Dog. This stretch is very similar to week one, but instead of stepping one foot forward we will step one foot back and up! This will stretch the sole of the foot all the way up the back of the leg into the calf and hamstring.
This is an advanced stretch for those looking to develop greater flexibility while working on core strength and stability. Look back to July’s week 1 and week 2 stretches and begin there prior to attempting this more advanced lower extremity stretch.
Do not perform this stretch if you have carpal tunnel syndrome, late term pregnancy, high blood pressure, headache or balance issues. Please consult your physician before performing the stretch if you have any calf, hamstring, low back or Achilles injuries.
You will need a bit of wall space to perform this stretch.
How to perform:
Take a look at the “NO” photo. Do not allow the hip to open up to either side. You want your hips square for this stretch.
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