Stretch out your hip flexors, which are an area of the body that get very tight if you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or in a car. Recommended props: 1 blanket
I love coming back to this sequence multiple times a week in my quest for more open hip flexors.
I think it would be vastly more respectful to call them women, or yogis and take the gender out of it. Also, crack, cheek? perhaps a little more respectful language to our bodies would be useful too.
Can we keep the political correctness agenda off the site and just review the exercises. If you don't like Vytas style - don't watch his videos.
It's reasonable to consider how the teacher interacts with students when reviewing a class.
I do find it takes my focus out of the session every time he uses “girls” to refer to the women demonstrating the poses. It wouldn’t be very difficult to redo the sound and make the changes to the instruction.
The diminutive language also distracted me (unless they literally are children and I can't tell?). It was my first time doing a video with this teacher, so I of course didn't know how often that term would be used. Good exercises though.
Agree 100% language takes away from the otherwise brilliant exercises Vytas offers. Also, sorry ladies for other men here who should check their fragility and defensiveness.
Came here to say this.
doing these stretches and sequences regularly has greatly improved flexibility and mobility
Always amazed at how Vytas' videos do exactly what they say they are going to do! My hip flexes and low back have been so tight and painful for several days. Already feeling relief in both areas! Thank you :-)
I did not know how important it was to keep your hips flexors loose until I dealt with knee and ankle injuries. This video is clearly going to help me stay injury free and feeling great for a long time. Thank you Vytas.
Even though I've been a group fitness instructor for the past four years, my full-time job is a desk job... :( I didn't realize how much flexibility I've lost. Thank you for this segment! Namaste...
Beware the knees! I was able to experience some deep stretching, especially with the excellent instruction from Vytas, but I had to do some modifications to take pressure off my knees, which are less than 100%.
Good tips for quads and hip flexors. Much needed--I need to do these often!
This was my first video by Vytas and I was pleasantly surprised about how clear his explanations are for each pose are. He makes is easy to learn and follow along at home. I also found that his transitions between poses were fluid and made more sense more than other videos I've seen. looking forward to making it through all of the other videos he has posted. Thank you!
I got little bit of heat doing some of these stretches. I noticed that I m more tight in my left thigh so I wasn't able to grab my foot to pull it towards my butt. But my right thigh could easily reach my butt no problem... Some of these stretches I had not thought of so it was nice doing them. Thank you Vytas =D
This class will get you sweating quick! Starting with heat building lunges that will wake you up quick style! Great class to squeeze into your busy day. Stretches will help open up tight quads and hip flexors. Teacher gives basic and advanced level stretches.
I have been suffering from low back pain, and try to stretch hip flexors, but it is so hard to find those you can do yourself. I have been doing the lunge while holding the back foot for years now, but your simple cue about holding IN the knee rather than out has been a REVELATION! I already feel more open in my lower back, which has been plaguing me for years. Thank you so very much for your awesome explanations!
I ran yesterday and I felt tight in my legs today, this class has really helped! I feel a lot more open :) thank you!
Strengthen your legs by focusing on movement that doesn't engage the core.
A perfect class to squeeze in on those days when you're nearly fully booked but want a quick boost of energy.
A perfect and vigorous class for when you've learned the basics of pilates and want to have fun while going to the next level.