The 12 Days of Fitmas Day 4: Hero stretch

How: Place your left knee against your right arch. Squeeze your glutes and raise your hips upward. Keep your hips level. You should feel stretch in the front of your left thigh. Hold for 30 seconds.

Why: Dancers often have tight hip flexors. This helps stretch the hip flexor that connects your knee to your hip.

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