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Half Splits Pose

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Ardha Hanumanasana
Level :  Equipment : No
Flexibility
Hamstrings
Lower Back

Half Splits Pose Steps:

Step 1:
Start in Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana), right leg forward and left leg extended back with knee on the ground, with hands on the floor on both sides of the forward leg.

Step 2:
Extend the right leg as the left leg bends to 90 degrees and the hips sit directly above the left knee.

Step 3:
Place hands to the right and left side of the front leg for support (hands should be directly below the shoulders on each side).

Step 4:
Straighten the spine and look forward just in front of the toes (flex the toes towards the knee).

Step 5:
OPTION: Round at the shoulders and look towards the naval for a passive forward fold.

Step 6:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Step 7:
Repeat the exercise with the left leg forward.

Top Tip:

- Stretches your hips, hamstrings, calves, and low back
- Strengthens your hamstrings
- Relieves sciatica pain
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