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I have vivid memories of attending ballet class as a little girl—desperately trying to force my tiny 5-year-old-body into the splits, to no avail. My ballet career was very short-lived read: I quit two years later. My body just won't do it. All it takes is one glance around class to see I'm not the only one with this challenge, though. Shout out to my non-flexible ladies! So I chatted with Rachelle Reed, Ph. Forcing yourself into the splits ahem, 5-year-old me is a seriously BAD idea.
She recommends easing into the pose three times a week, for 20 seconds at a time, to help your muscles release into the stretch. And this change won't come overnight, or even after a week. Static stretching is something researchers recommend you do after a workout when your body is warmed up.
Even a walk will do, says Reed. How to: Place your right foot on top of a bench, counter, or ballet barre, directly in front of your right hip. Your left foot should be directly under your left hip. Keeping your chest lifted, gently bend forward at the hips until you feel a gentle stretch in the back of your hamstring. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat two to three times. How to: Stand with feet parallel and slightly wider than your hips, your spine tall and a soft bend in your knees. Lift your butt toward the air as you fold your torso over your legs, bringing your chest as close to your legs as possible and the crown of your head toward the mat.
Lengthen with each inhale by reaching for the floor; relax and settle into the pose with each exhale. How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides. Step forward with your right foot. Bend forward from the waist and press your fingertips to the floor on each side of your right foot. Bend your knees slightly and step back with your left leg into a low lunge. Let your left shin rest on the floor, and sink your hips low.
From a low lunge position, extend your front leg and shift your weight back. This will stretch the other hamstring. From here, try sliding your back leg back behind you. Then, using your hands or blocks as buffers, lower your body down towards the floor until you start to feel a pull in your hamstring. Once you can finally reach the floor, make sure your core is engaged, to help you stay upright, advises Reed. Have your chest lifted, with your shoulders over your hips, and your gaze straightforward.