Hip Hip Hooray! 

  
Figure 4 stretch at the wall is a great way to open your hips and tap into your creative seat.  This pose will get your creative juices flowing with stability, comfort, and ease.  Try this pose any time you need to feel grounded.

Begin by laying down on the ground facing the wall.  Bend your knees and place your feet hips distance apart on the wall so your shins are parallel to the floor and your femurs (thigh bones) are perpendicular to the floor.  Allow your head, neck and shoulders to relax.  Rest your arms alongside your body, palms turned up.  Stretch your left leg up toward the ceiling and turn your whole leg out to the left.  Bend your left knee and place your left ankle across your right thigh, making a “4” with your legs.  Flex your left foot.  Feel your inner left thigh roll to your outer left thigh.  Firm your outer left hip in as you press your right foot into the wall.  Remain here for 5-10 breaths.  Notice your inhalation and notice your exhalation.  Feel your hips opening and breathe into your body.   To switch sides, bring your left foot back to the wall.  Lift your right leg toward the ceiling and turn your whole right leg out to the right. Bend your right knee and place your right ankle across your left thigh, making a “4” with your legs.  Flex through your right foot. Feel your inner right thigh roll to your outer right thigh. Firm your outer right hip in as you press your left foot into the wall. Breathe here for 5-10 breaths.  Imagine your creativity flourishing as your creative seat gains flexibility, stability and relaxation.  To come out; bring both feet to the wall, hug your knees toward your chest, roll to one side and come up to a seat.

Did you like this pose? Leave in the comments below 🙂 

Namaste,

Ashley 

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