Shoe Lace is an excellent TFL stretch. It comes from the yin tradition, in which we hold poses for 3 minutes or more. The names of the poses are also different. In hatha yoga, the equivalent posture is called Cow Face pose, which also incorporates a deep tricep and shoulder stretch. The TFL or tensor fasciae latae is a small muscle on the outside of your hip that helps to balance your pelvis when you walk and run. It can get incredibly tight if your sport involves walking, cycling or running long distances.
Shoe Lace is an advanced that posture that requires excellent mobility in the hips. It is therefore not going to be accessible to everybody. Please be very careful when practicing this pose and take the modification that is most suitable for you.
- In Half Shoe Lace, the goal is still to stack your knees one on top of the other.
- If this pose is a cinch, you can also twist your body in the direction of your top leg to deepen the stretch in your TFL.
TFL STRETCH BENEFITS
- Loosen up tight hips.
- Help to prevent and alleviate lower back pain.
- Calm the central nervous system.