Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 287- Side Lying Circles within the Magic Circle

This exercise uses the boundary of the magic circle to create a space for small circles in the hips socket.

To do this exercise you will need a mat and a magic circle.  Start by lying on your side with your feet threaded through the magic circle and us the bottom foot to hold the magic circle in a perpendicular position to the floor.  Inhale into the back of your ribs and then exhale as you as you lift the top leg and begin drawing circles just inside of the magic circle.  Continue the breath as you complete 10 circles in each direction.

Things to think about
You may find that your bottom hip gets as tired as the top.  In all of the side lying exercises the bottom leg can become a support leg for the top, if it feels painful it might help to put a pillow under the thigh.

Always feel free to rest in between sets to give the entire system a break from the challenging exercise.

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