Hi everyone, I'm Rich Tola. Today I'm going to demonstrate how to warm up for squats. Why do you want to warm up for squats? To prevent injury. So with squats you're putting a lot of pressure on the spine, and you're working the legs and the hamstrings. So let's talk about some yoga principles here as we get warmed up. So right away let's come into temple pose. This is a yoga pose here, right, spread the knees out, relax into this pose. Relax your shoulders, right? So here's your temple pose, excellent. So from here you just gonna forward bend, you can go elbows to knees here, and then what you're thinking about is getting the spine so that it's parallel to the ground, opening up the knees a little, kind of artificially pressuring and forward bending, right? Waking up the low spine, then you can forward bend all together, right? You can clasp your hands behind your back here, as you forward bend, right? Now we're waking up, loosening up the spine, creating space, good. You're gonna release down. Now, we're gonna just slowly kind of bend into the right knee, as we reach over, left palm down, right palm to right knee, we're twisting the spine, we're waking it up, right arm's gonna go up, boom, come right down. Let's walk it right over to the other side. Right palm, left hand to left knee, twisting, waking up the spine, good, coming down. Walking it over. No we're gonna come into warrior legs, warrior one or warrior two. Right front, right knees at a right angle, straight back leg 45 degree angle, and you're gonna forward bend over as you straighten in to that right knee. Now you're really stretching through the hamstrings here, as much as you can, right? And then slowly come back to the other side, walk it over. Same concept, legs, warrior legs, right? And you're gonna straighten over, this is waking up the hamstring, elongating the spine, good. Coming back, back into temple pose, and then bring it up all the way through. So remember, slow movements, warm up for squats, get yourself ready for the pressure on the spine and the legs, especially the hamstrings, and enjoy.