RELEASE YOUR LEGS
Our legs and hips carry us around all day and can be where we store negative emotions. This sequence will tone your legs, ease tension in your hips and lighten your load a little
WHY This stretches the chest, shoulders, hip flexors and abdomen. HOW From downward-facing dog, look forwards and step your right foot between your hands, letting your left knee drop to the floor. Lift your arms over your head, shoulder-distance apart, palms in. Relax your shoulders down your back. If it feels OK on your lower back, tuck your tailbone and ease your hips towards the floor. Hold for 10 breaths. Repeat on the other side in circuit 2. WHY This stretches the inner thighs, tones the legs and builds core strength. HOW From the half hanuman, place the right foot on the floor and turn to your left, moving into a lunge on your left side with all toes facing the side of the mat. Ensure your left knee and ankle are in line and your right toes are off the floor. Hold for 3 breaths, then walk your hands from your left foot to the right as you lunge into the right, peeling your left toes off the floor. Get a feel for moving between the sides, then take your hands away and use the strength of your core and legs. Continue for 10 breaths, finishing on the right. In circuit 2, start on the right side and finish on the left.