The second variation of Supta Padanghusthasana involves lifting your leg and moving it sideways to exclusively and specifically focus on stretching tight hamstrings, groins and adductors. Back pain and sacrum pain, among runners, many a times, may be due to tight groin and inner thighs.

This variation of Supta Padanghusthasan can be handy in resolving stiff hamstrings and inner thighs, the first few muscles to become stiff due to age and more so due to running.

This practice has to be an integral part of your regular workout regime, if you want to have the ability to run injury free. This also helps in ensuring a longer running life. Check out my next blog in the series which works exclusively on isolated muscles.

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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.