For the Ultimate Inner-Thigh Stretch, Use This Prop

The wall is a great prop to use when stretching because it can either support the weight of your body| as in an L-Handstand| or add resistance like with this Kneeling Quad Stretch. If you liked the relaxing Legs up the Wall Stretch| here’s a variation that will stretch your inner thighs.

For added comfort| place a folded blanket| bolster| or pillow against a wall.Sit down as close as you can to the wall| next to the pillow. Lie down on your back| place your feet on the wall with your knees bent| and scoot your body over so that your bottom and lower back are on the pillow.You want to adjust your body so that your bum is touching the wall| and then place your feet straight up| resting your heels on the wall. Now separate your feet and slide your legs down the wall toward the ground| coming into a straddle position.You can keep your arms by your sides or by your head (this position will stretch your shoulders).Close your eyes and allow your entire body to relax| feeling gravity pulling your feet down and opening your inner thighs. If it becomes too intense| place your hands on the outside of your thighs for a little support.Hold like this for several minutes or longer. Once you’ve had enough| slide your feet up the wall toward each other. Then walk your feet down the wall| draw your knees into your chest| and roll your body over to one side. Rest your head on the inside of your arm| staying like this| in fetal position| for a minute or so. Then you can roll up onto your knees and come to stand up.Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Louisa Larson