In order to get rigorous stretch in the inner thigh, lie down on the floor with your hips pushed against the wall and legs falling apart and away from each other.

Ask someone with light weight (a small kid) to place his/her feet in a slanting way close to your inner thighs. Once the placing is secured, contract your thighs. To intensify it further, pull your thighs into the groin to activate your inner thighs; then push your legs close to each other while your partner is stretching it apart (opposing forces are active). The person standing on the inner thigh gets slightly lifted up with that push and comes back to the original position with the release of the push. Repeat few rounds of this practice with complete engagement of your core, back and thigh. Make sure that you do not hold your breath.  Cooperate with your partner by exhaling deeply. This will optimize the release.

This practice will not only make the inner thigh flexible but also strengthen it by working against the resistance.

Caution

This is an extreme test of resistance so make sure you do not have an existing injury and you start with light weight. You may begin with hand press, then one leg before proceeding with both the legs of your partner.

Note: Practice yoga asanas under the guidance of a yoga expert.

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Shammi GuptaShammi 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.