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How to Do the Splits – Yoga PNF Stretching

by admin on April 29, 2010

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The frontal splits might look intimidating, but the truth is if you practice properly (using the technique Im going to teach you), and if youre eating the right foods, you can learn to go all the way down to the floor in the splits.

The big secret is an old-school technique called Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation which is a big long name for a very simple practice.

Before I show you how it works, I need to say that this technique is NOT to be used with most yoga poses—its not safe for most poses—but for the frontal spits in particular, its very safe and extremely powerful.

STEP 1: You engage your quads (the tops of your front and back leg) as hard as you can for 20 seconds.

STEP 2: You then relax like a wet noodle for a minimum of 20 seconds. Repeat this routine—engage for 20 relax for 20 —three times total, and on the last set relax completely and hold for 1-5 minutes like a wet noodle.

Switch sides, and repeat.

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