Yoga Pose of the Week – Lizard

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, Stephanie Ring

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Take a moment and imagine a small lizard slithering across the pavement. What do you notice? I notice that they are long creatures that are very low to the ground.

Our goal in Lizard Pose is to be like a lizard, long and low. It is a pose designed to opens the hips and stretches the spine. And, if you’d like, you can wiggle around front side to side to find an even deeper stretch.

Muscles Stretched

Pectineus

Adductors

Gluteals

Alignment and Execution Tips

Start in plank. Step your right foot to the outside of your right hand. Bring your left knee down.

Relax your hips.

For a deeper stretch, move the forearms on the ground. You can place a plate or a block under your forearms to make it easier.

Keep your chest extending forward, lengthening your spine.

For an additional stretch, tuck your back toes and straighten your leg.

Hold this stretch for up to two minutes then switch sides.

Benefits

Low Back

IT Band

Iliopsoas

WOD Movements

Lunges

Squats

Wall Ball

Burpees

Box Jumps

Yoga Pose of the Week – Lizard

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