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Lunge Side Stretch: Yoga Moves


  • Increases flexibility in hips.
  • Challenges your balance and coordination skills.
  • Excellent move to open up the TFL, a commonly tight muscle on the outer thigh.

How to do Lunge Side Stretch:

Starting Position: Stand with your feet together, arms raised overhead, elbows near the ears.

Movement: Step one foot back, bending your knee to 90 degrees. Tilt your torso to the same side as your front leg. Pause and brace the core.

Return: Bring your arms and torso back to center. Drive off your leading leg and return to standing position.

Modification and Progression:

  • To simplify Lunge Side Stretch, decrease the depth of your lunge.
  • To advance Lunge Side Stretch, step your rear leg further back. Tilt to the side, bracing your core and glutes, then hold for three seconds.

Movement Tips:

  • Find your balance by spreading the toes of your leading foot.
  • Keep your hips square. Minimize twisting your hips while you tilt to the side.
  • Keep your chest up and your shoulders down.


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