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There are 3 different types of hip openers—hip flexor and quad, groin and adductor and outer hip, TFL and glutes stretches. You should aim to incorporate all of them into your training program.

Dancer is a challenging balancing posture.Dancer is a challenging balancing posture.
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Dancer

Dancer is an advanced balancing, hip opener that stretches the quads, hip flexors, abs, chest and shoulders and improves stability in the hips.

Dead Pigeon is an all-star pose for athletes.Dead Pigeon is an all-star pose for athletes.
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Dead Pigeon

Dead Pigeon or Figure Four stretches the glutes, TFL, piriformis and external hip rotators and can help to alleviate lower back pain.

Eagle is an advanced balance pose with internal hip rotation.Eagle is an advanced balance pose with internal hip rotation.
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Eagle

Eagle is an advanced balancing pose that strengthens the hips and quads and stretches the glutes, IT band, TFL, upper back and shoulders.

Easy Seat is a great posture for meditation and breathing techniques.Easy Seat is a great posture for meditation and breathing techniques.
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Easy Seat

Sitting cross-legged (Easy Seat) opens up the hips, stretches the ankles, knees, hamstrings and groin and improves posture.

Extended Side Angle opens up the hips and stretches the obliques.Extended Side Angle opens up the hips and stretches the obliques.
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Extended Side Angle

Extended Side Angle strengthens the knees, quads and hips, opens up the hips, stretches the side body and improves lung capacity.

Flying Locust is an advanced quad stretch.Flying Locust is an advanced quad stretch.
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Flying Locust

Flying Locust is an advanced pose that improves spinal mobility and stretches the abs, hip flexors and quads. It's awkward, so take it easy.

Folded Butterfly opens up the hips.Folded Butterfly opens up the hips.
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Folded Butterfly

Folded Butterfly stretches the lower back and groin, opens up the hips, releases tension in the neck and shoulders and quiets the mind.

Half Frog is an intermediate quad stretch.Half Frog is an intermediate quad stretch.
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Half Frog

Half Frog is an advanced backbend that stretches the feet, ankles, knees, quads, abs, chest and shoulders and increases spinal mobility.

Balancing Half Moon is an advanced balancing hip opener.Balancing Half Moon is an advanced balancing hip opener.
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Half Moon

Balancing Half Moon is an advanced posture that challenges your balance, strengthens and opens up the hips and develops focus.

Half-Reclining Hero stretches the quads and can help to alleviate lower back pain.Half-Reclining Hero stretches the quads and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
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Half-Reclining Hero

Half-Reclining Hero pose is a quad stretch that stretches the feet, ankles, knees and hip flexors and can help to alleviate lower back pain.

Half-Twisted Lizard (or Low Lunge Quad Stretch) opens up the hips.Half-Twisted Lizard (or Low Lunge Quad Stretch) opens up the hips.
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Half-Twisted Lizard

Half-Twisted Lizard stretches the quads, hip flexors, glutes, groin and chest, improves spinal mobility and can help to alleviate lower back pain.

Happy Baby is a restorative pose that opens up the hips.Happy Baby is a restorative pose that opens up the hips.
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Happy Baby

Happy Baby stretches the glutes, groin and hamstrings, relaxes the body, quiets the mind and can help to alleviate lower back pain.

Head-To-Knee pose stretches the calves, hamstrings and lower back.Head-To-Knee pose stretches the calves, hamstrings and lower back.
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Head-To-Knee

Head-To-Knee pose stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings, groin and lower back and opens up the hips. A strap can be useful in this pose.

Hero pose is a great pose for meditation and pranayama.Hero pose is a great pose for meditation and pranayama.
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Hero

Hero pose stretches the feet, ankles, knees and quads—the superficial front line and is one of the only poses that internally rotates the hips.

High Lunge opens up the hips and can help to alleviate lower back pain.High Lunge opens up the hips and can help to alleviate lower back pain.
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High Lunge

High Lunge stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and hip flexors, strengthens the hips and can help to alleviate knee and lower back pain.