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Leg Hold
Leg Hold

Leg hold

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A leg hold is a beautiful step for showing flexibility. Learning how to do a leg hold takes practice, and a lot of stretching.

Before attempting a leg hold, make sure you have your splits. Stretch every day to get comfortable with both a front split and side split. Once you are quite flexible, and warmed up, follow these steps:

  • Hold on to a barre, a chair, a wall or another person for balance.
  • Developpe your foot up to your knee. Be sure to keep your leg turned out.
  • Reach around your leg and grab hold of your ankle. Slowly straighten your knee.
  • Hold for a few seconds, making sure your hips are square and your torso is straight. Don't forget to point your toe!
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