It’s not unusual to want to be more flexible, after all flexibility improves your posture, lengthens your muscles and decreases the risk of injury. Victoria and I are often asked how to get the leg higher/do the splits/touch your toes (without bending your knees!) and so on.
Much of our flexibility is down to the genetic capability and the proportions of our own bodies. So for most of us, achieving flat “box’ splits or touching the tip of our nose with our shin in a grand battement will always be a ’stretch’ too far! But you’d be wrong to think you cannot improve your flexibility, no matter what level of suppleness you feel your body is at. Understanding and achieving the correct shape of a stretch is a great place to start. So I’m going to talk you through a break down of one challenging but rewarding stretch for your body; Shoulder The Leg.