Watch Squared Front Split (Hamunasana) Muscle Anatomy Breakdown
A true front split is one of the two front split variations. The true front split is achieved by moving the straight legs in opposite directions, while the hips remain squared. True front split keeps the right and left hip in one. In Yoga this position is called Hanumanasana or Monkey Pose.
While some people consider an Open Front Split more challenging, majority of the people who do the Open variation, have difficulty with this one.
Virtualy all hip muscles are stretched, when the True Front Split is performed.
The traditional method of working on this technique is to force the body down. In some schools the front leg is strained and then the rear leg.
Our approach is different because we pick each joint action apart. (Hip Flexion through special techniques taking away the pain of stretch reflex, thus allowing much faster and safer progression.
We recommend that you take a look at the hamstrings DVD's and work on at least level 1 or 2, prior to trying this program, if you have the time.
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