LV - Straight Leg Opener
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Straight Leg Opener - Starting Stretch Position
Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Continuously resist while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Straight Leg Opener - Ending Stretch Position
Continue to resist in position two. You won’t get a stretch without resistance.
Stretching without resistance can lead to injury.

Getting Into Position

Lie down on your back. Straighten both legs and lift them up into the air. Place both hands on the inside of your knees.

Resistance Flexibility Training

Begin in position one and resist while moving into position two.

Start with your legs together, or crossed. Continuously squeeze your legs in together as your arms overcome the force of your legs, opening your legs out to the side.

Resistance Strength Training

Begin in position two and resist while moving into position one.

Start with your legs opened out to the side. Continuously squeeze your legs in together as you slow down that movement with your arms.

Breathing

Natural breathing is the best way to breathe when Resistance Stretching. Your body knows how to breathe, you simply have to let it show you. Learn more...

Benefits

This type of stretch can help to increase the flexibility and strength of muscles on the inside of your hips, leg, feet, and torso. They can also improve the health of your liver and tendons, help to detoxify you, and result in you being more handsome/pretty. Psychologically, this type of stretch increases your consciousness of what you truly like and dislike, can help you to be more appropriately helpful, less repressed, independent, and dismantles co-dependency.

This meridian muscle group is associated with following psychological concern...
Anxious
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