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Groin Stretch



Bring the bottoms of both feet together until they touch. For some people, they will feel that they are falling backwards. This is because the back and groin are tight. If this starting position is difficult, as in the first photo below, sit with your back against a wall or couch. This way you can focus on relaxing your knees down. You may also push gently on your knees with your elbows to help them down. You may need to work on this for several weeks or months before you can proceed.


The picture on the upper right shows the beginning position with the knees all the way down. The picture above is the side view of the same position. Note the back position.


Either hold on to your feet to help you stretch, or, if you can, place your palms on the floor, and relax forward from the hips. Note the back position. Move from your hips with the back straight. Do not allow the head to drop as in the picture on the right.


If one knee is higher than the other, use your hand to press the knee down. Try to relax the inner thigh muscles as you do so, to get the area to release

Come out of the position with the back straight, slowly returning to the beginning position. Afterwards, you can bring the knees together, and wrap your arms around your knees and relax them. (not shown).

 

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It is possible to injure onself in any physical activity. Consult your physician if in doubt about your physical condition before embarking on a stretching program. The author of howtostretch.com accepts no liability for any injuries sustained while practicing any of the stretches described within.

 

 

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