Standing splits are a good way to improve flexibility, and lengthen  hamstrings and hip flexors. The key here is not to focus on how high you  can lift the back leg. Rather, it's more important to focus on making sure  the standing leg kneecap stays facing forward to protect the knee joint,  and to be sure that...

How to do a Standing Split

Standing splits are a good way to improve flexibility, and lengthen hamstrings and hip flexors. The key here is not to focus on how high you can lift the back leg. Rather, it's more important to focus on making sure the standing leg kneecap stays facin

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Split Challenge

Starting in June I am going to do a split challenge. I am not flexible at all and would really love to be able to do a split. I am inspired by my daughter who can do amazing splits and she’…

Asana of the Week (1 of 2): Standing #yoga

Asana of the Week (1 of 2): Standing Splits

Wanna Do the Splits? 9 Poses to Make It Happen

Wanna Do the Splits? 9 Poses to Make It Happen

This vertical split is great practice before doing a horizontal split. It will target the standing leg's hamstring while also stretching your hips.

Standing splits progress, I have pretty tight hamstrings so this is very hard for me, happy with the progress! * yoga * yoga progress

Standing splits progress, I have pretty tight hamstrings so this is very hard for me, happy with the progress!

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Being able to do the standing splits would require a lot of flexibility. It looks like she is also getting a good streach in her arms here.

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