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The Squat

Oh to be able to squat like a child! When did we lose the ability to do this so easily? How do we get it back? In our Western society we rely too much on chairs so this pose is quite challenging for us.

How to move into a squat:

1. Bring your feet a little wider than your hips and turn your toes out a little

2. Sit down as far as you comfortably can, if your heels lift a bit that’s okay

3. Place your hands or finger tips on the floor in front of you

What are you working on with this post and why is it so valuable?

The squat stretches the hip and inner thigh muscles. If you fall back when you push your heels down try holding onto something, like a kitchen counter. By doing this you will work on the mobility of your ankles, knees, hips and spine. If this a bit tricky you can start by sitting on a block or a low stool, in this case keep as much weight as you can in your feet.

Try to do this a couple of times a day, maybe four or five, and see if you can lengthen the time you can hold the pose.

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