The first few times you try this stretch it may feel as though your hips aren't moving or that your face is being squashed into the floor.
This is totally normal!!
Start off easy- using a wall is a great way to steady yourself so you can get the most out of your bodies. Simple lower your elbows to the floor from a bridge position and gently push your hips downwards to the floor.
For those of you still pushing through your center splits, doing this against a wall will keep you in the proper position and allow your body the optimum warm-up.
Its important to keep your arms straight (shoulder width apart) and to open your legs as wide as possible. Your knees should be bent at a 90 degree angle.
Remember to breathe, hold this 3 times for at least 30 seconds pushing deeper every time. (Take your downwards push with your exhale.)
As you become more comfortable in this pose, walk your hands in closer. It may take a week, or month but don't be discourage once you figure it out everything will just fall into place.