treehuggingdirtworshipfitnessloveaffair: "Yoga for the Splits" . practice these poses everyday to gain flexibility for the splits. Start by holding each pose for 30 seconds on each side, work your way up to minutes as your muscles start to open up.
After suffering a shin splint, and two hamstring injuries years ago, it has affected my both my flexibility and practice a lot. I know I cannot overstretch and I have to be extremely careful in my practice. Splits are not my best because of that.