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At times and depending on the position of your hip you can have up to 10 muscles opposing hip extension. These are your hip flexors.They can really get in the way and block your freedom of movement.
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You may be able to do the splits but still have tight hip flexors. If this is the case you are putting more strain on the hamstrings than you need to. Over time, this will lead to strain on the hamstrings and eventually you will experience limited mobility in the back of the legs and you will still have tight hip flexors. This will continue to limit your mobility and flexibility, particularly hip extension, meaning anything you do with one leg behind you.
The ability to do the splits correctly affects many aspects of dance and is one of the foundations for success. The splits translate to an ability to meet the technically challenging aspects of dance with ease and efficiency. Without this you will have to work a whole lot harder as a dancer.
Front Splits are a milestone for dancers and foundation for success. The ability to do the front splits is a measure of flexibility and translates to achieving technical aspects of dance with ease and efficiency. All to often dancers are told they need to get their front splits but aren’t given the proper tools to get there.
Many yogis want to accomplish the front splits. They understand this will improve flexibility and range of motion in the hips and hamstrings. Front Splits also translate to deepening postures that otherwise, they were limited in. Of course in yoga, achieving a posture is not the ultimate goal but coming to your edge and extending beyond your limitations is. Working towards your front splits is a great way to do this.
The edge is a place where you feel a little unsure. It can bring you to the present moment and teach you to listen to your body and accept where you are. You can use this place to develop patience and become more aware of what is holding you back. When it comes to the Splits...your hip flexors often hold you back.
- At times, you can have up to eight primary and secondary hip flexors opposing hip extension.
- For a dancer, this will not only limit your splits, it will also limit your arabesques, penches, leg hold turns, grand battements, grand jetes and much more.
- For yogis, tight hip flexors can limit Monkey Pose, Dancer Pose, One-Footed King Pigeon, Floor Bow, Pigeon Pose, Upward Facing Bow Pose and Upward Facing Two-Footed Staff Pose...to name a few.
- You may be able to do the splits but still have tight hip flexors.
- If this is the case you are putting unnecessary strain on the hamstrings.
- Over time, this can lead to injury and decreased flexibility in the back of your legs.
- Ensure you properly stretch your hip flexors along with your hamstrings to experience ease in your front splits and improved flexibility and mobility in your hips!!
Our top five stretches for moving towards the splits with ease and efficiency without causing damage to the hamstrings are included in this free mini-course. Beginners you may not go as deep as pictured, this is okay, flexibility goals happen over time and a video with modification information is provided .
*Inside this mini-course you can also learn more about our 60 Day Challenges!
The Challenges provide:
- Guidance (perfect for learning proper form)
- Required Exercise Variety (great for people who do the same stretches all the time and see little to no results or for advanced dancers stuck with the same routine)
- Proper warm ups (just follow the warm up videos they are designed to help you get maximum benefits from the exercises that follow)
- A set routine you can easily follow (no guess work just follow the routine for each day)
- Support (we have the most amazing people of all ages and levels in our student only Facebook group plus Christine, the instructor)
- Schedule Flexibility (go at your own pace on your own time)
- Science based routines created by a former dancer with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology plus over 20 years of experience teaching dancers, yogis and athletes.
StartMeet your teacher and what to expect!
StartChange the way you approach stretching forever (Video with our Instructor Christine) (12:16)
StartWhy We Stretch In Neutral - Rounded Back vs. Neutral Spine (Video) (2:07)
StartThe Benefits of Restoring Neutral - The Importance of a Neutral Pelvis and Spine (Video) (10:34)
StartHow to Modify Stretches if Needed (Video) (4:00)
StartModification Knees: Easy seat, cow face, half pigeon, fire log
StartIntroduction and ebook
StartTight Hip Flexors & Hamstring Strain... Is your stretch routine going against you?
StartThe truth about fast flexibility
StartWhat is a proper warm up & Can you hold stretches for more than 30 seconds?
StartAre the busiest muscles in dance holding you back?
StartMuscles don't actually stretch...
Christine, has spent the last two decades guiding others to move with ease, strength and confidence. She has created a progressive dance conditioning system based on yoga and Pilates, backed by science.
Her goal is to help dancers enhance their movement patterns, restore alignment, increase strength, flexibility and mobility. And bring balance to their bodies, minds and lives. Her knowledge and understanding has helped her craft this progressive yoga based system designed to move you forward.
- B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah
- Founded Intermountain Pilates Training Center (The only STOTT Pilates training center in the state of Utah)
- First fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer in Utah
- Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 and RYT-500 certified
- Studies also include DANCE, anatomy, kinesiology, fascial health, and most everything movement related.
- Condition, stretch and recovery programs created for dancers by dancers.
- Advocates for HEALTHY physical, mental and emotional development in dancers.
- Teacher Training and Certification
While these are all wonderful accomplishments her true passion is her family.
To help dancers, athletes and all enhance their movement patterns, as well as, restore their own unique and ideal alignment, increase their strength, flexibility and mobility and restore balance to their bodies, minds and lives. To raise the bar in dance education, and ensure that dance condition, stretch and recovery methods appropriately meet the growing demands on dancers.
We are advocates for HEALTHY physical, mental and emotional development in dancers. Our mission is to align ourselves with like minded individuals and institutions. We believe it is time to raise the bar in dance education, to ensure that our dance condition, stretch and recovery methods appropriately meet the growing demands on dancers.