Strength training for yogis no. 4: open up tight hips with 3-legged dog hip circles
Posted by Emma Obayuvana for Strong Women Training Club
Today’s flow warm up is a targeted activation of the hips, core and shoulder girdle – three areas that we heavily rely on during yoga. PT Emma then takes us through a circuit of forward lunges, cossacks and sumo squats, so you’ll leave your mat feeling super-limber even if you’re going back to an afternoon at your desk. Hit those deep abdominals with hollow holds and scissors.
Core conditioning: double leg stretch and crunch/Russian twist
How to do double leg stretch and crunch
- Lie on your back, with arms and legs stretched out.
- Slowly benc your knees to bring your legs into table top and at the same time, bring your arms to meet your shins.
- Engage your abs as your hands and shins meet, and then brace to stretch back out.
- Be sure to keep the lower back on the floor as you move.