Dynamic movement has been shown through a multitude of various research studies to be the best form of activity for awakening, strengthening, and elongating the myofascial complex of tissues. The Yoga Tune Up® pose Half Happy Baby is a great mini vinyasa flow exercise to dynamically address the piriformis as well as the hip joint complex in its entirety from every conceivable angle. The piriformis is activated in happy baby position as the foot/ankle is stacked vertically over the knee joint. It is then elongated as the lower extremity crosses over midline to the opposite side. This series can be used as a movement preparation activity for sports and/or a post sports activity cool down stretch when a static hold is placed at the end range of each direction of motion.

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