Hi, this is Cristina Iacob and these are stretching exercises to do a side split. Stretching your pelvic area, your abdomen, back and legs will help you to do a side split faster and easier. The first exercise that I'm going to show you is going to be the hip adductor stretch. We're going to lay on our back, then we're going to bring our right leg all the way up, knee folded towards the chest. Then we put a yoga strap around the ball of our foot. We're going to give our hamstring a good stretch. Then we're going to move our right leg straight towards the floor to the right and we're going to hold it for 20 seconds. Then we're going to come back up, bring the knee back to the chest and stretch the leg back and we're going to repeat the same sequence with the left leg. Next we're going to do a complete flexion of the psoas muscles. So we're going to have our feet apart, four to five feet apart would be good and then we're going to bend forward, our hands will touch the floor and we're going to grab our feet and we're going to stand in this position for 20 to 30 seconds and then we're slowly coming back up and we are going to do this four to five times.