November 25, 2013 by Luana Mercy
Cautions: High blood pressure
Strengthens the ankles and legs
Strengthens the shoulder muscles and gluteus medius
Improves balance and posture
- Standing in Mountain pose, inhale and reach your arms above your shoulders, keeping your arms straight throughout the movement.
- Raise one leg out to the side.
- To maintain your balance, lean over to the side opposite your free leg and lift the free leg as high as possible.
- Focus on maintaining your balance.
Beginners: Pose can be done with hands in namaste to allow focus on your hips and legs
Advanced: Repeatedly life the free leg or add an ankle weight to the free leg.