Side to Side Leg Sweeps
What it warms up: 
Inner thighs, general lower body

Cassandra's Note: 
When warming up, I like to think about moving the body along all the planes and in all directions. We don’t move side to side often, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t! I love the pleasing stretch to the outside of the hips while doing this warm up and it wakes up muscles that get ignored quite a bit at the same time.

Standing up tall (of course), alternate lifting one leg in front of the other leg across your midline. Lift from the inner thigh and think about sweeping your instep up toward the walls to your sides. Try not to twist your whole body, but move from your hips down while keeping your body facing forward. Gently lift as high as you can while moving from side to side with control.