This hip flexor stretch will stretch you even deeper.
- Begin on your hands and feet in Downward Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your palms, as if you’re going to come into Warrior 1, but keep your hands on the ground.
- Lower your left knee to the floor, and release your elbows to the floor if you can. Either rest your hands palms facing down on the mat, or bring your hands together in prayer position.
- Continue to squeeze your right knee toward your body and keep your gaze in front of you to encourage your hips to lower toward the floor.
- Stay here for at least 30 seconds. Then come back onto your hands. Tuck your back toes and step your right leg back. Then step your left foot forward to do this stretch on the other side.