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This is a simple way to stretch the groin, hamstrings, and calves, all while opening the hips. It also improves mobility in the ankles, knees and hips, and strengthens the feet and ankles.

Instructions
-From Runners Lunge, turn your back heel down and walk your hands to the back of the mat for Side Lunge.
-Drop your hips and flex your front foot to feel a stretch in your calf and hamstring.
-Hold the pose for 5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.
-Take a deep breath in. Exhale, walk your hands to the top of your mat and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.

Timing
-You can warm-up your feet, ankles, knees, hips, thighs and glutes by alternating from one side to the other, 5-10 times.
-And you can hold Side Lunge for 5-10 breaths on each side when you come out of the water, to stretch the backs of your legs and open up your hips.

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Contraindications
Avoid this pose if you have a foot, ankle or knee injury.

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