Stretch of the Week: Frog Stretch2 Comments
For the fourth week of our inner thigh series this November, we will be performing the Frog Stretch. You will feel this stretch from your inner groin to your inner knee. You will need a yoga mat or a blanket for this stretch.
If you have difficulty getting up and down from the floor, please skip this week’s stretch. Also skip this week if you have knee pain or injuries.
How to perform:
- Spread the yoga mat on the floor. Fold the ends over. Come onto all fours with your knees on the mat and your hands on the floor as shown in Photo 1.
- Take your knees wider apart. Place your knees on the folded edges of the mat or use a blanket under your knees for cushion. Turn your feet out so that the inner foot is laying on the mat as shown in Photo 2. Bring your ankles in line with your knees and have your knees in line with your hips on each side. Think 90 degree angle here, as shown in the Side View Photo.You can stay on your hands, or for a deeper stretch come down into your forearms, as shown in Photo 3. Keep your feet flexed to protect your knees. Pull your belly button to your spine to protect your low back. Stay in this position from 30 seconds up to 5 minutes. To come out of this stretch, rise up onto your palms if you’re on your forearms, then walk your knees back together to an all fours position, like in Photo 1.
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