PSA: Join us in Morocco in August for a yoga retreat that will take you deeper into your personal practice. If online is more your jam, we now have video bundles available for all levels. Don't forget that you'll get a free gift when you screenshot your review of our app to Lauren. And lastly, our book, Namaslay, is available for preorder.
Aside from handstands, it seems the pose on most people's bucket list is Hanumanasana, or splits. Years ago I did a post on splits, but I wanted to revisit it with an updated video. Since I've injured my upper trap, I've been focusing on opening my hips and working on my split daily. In today's video, I'm sharing my go-to sequence before I come into the split.
I always do this sequence (or a variation of it) after my workout, so I am sufficiently warmed up. I will warn that it's extremely important to be warmed up anytime you're about to practice a big pose, but it's especially important in this case, as the hips and the surrounding muscles are notoriously tight for many of us, so it's easy to injure yourself if you're not properly warmed up.
Shop the look below - Disclaimer: These are affiliate links, which means when you click on them, YBC earns a small commission. Thanks for supporting the companies that support YBC.