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@actionjacquelyn on Modifying Splits for Alignment
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In preparation for the #Splits30 Challenge ✨starting 4.19.17✨ In this post I'm showing you what to do if your hips are not all the way at the ground yet, and how to properly align your body in the splits. 🙌🏽 The above photo requires 3 blocks, but if you do not have blocks, then use bolsters or blankets in place of blocks. If you are very tight, you can place as many blocks under your thigh and hands that you need in order to feel comfortable in the splits. ☀️
Study the lines of energy in the human body, and you'll understand every yoga pose you're trying to do.
This is how I approach any type of movement, like yoga, dance, surfing, etc.
The lines in the splits photo above represent where your efforts and returns should be active. Remember, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so when you extend effort in one direction, there must be a balancing return of energy in the opposite direction. .
Correct photo ✅: The energy of the splits needs to be contained. Gravity will pull your body down towards the earth, and it is your job to both relax into the stretch, and also draw the thigh bones to your hips. It's a fine balance. :) Protect your lower back by pulling abs in, drawing tailbone down, and lifting head high. .
Incorrect photo ❌: I'm not using blocks, which is causing me to hunch over, and lose the length in my spine. I'm also opening my hips, which puts my back knee in danger. The lines of energy in this photo are not harmonious, or balanced. .
To see this image bigger, I've posted it to my blog, along with step-by-step instructions on how to get into the splits. 💃🏼❤️☺️Clink link in bio 👉🏽 @actionjacquelyn, or go to: ActionJacquelyn.com/how-to-modify-the-splits 🌈❤️🏄🏼♀️🙌🏽💃🏼☀️🦄 @getstretchy #getstretchy #learnthesplits #modifythesplits #splits30challenge