December 12, 2013 by Luana Mercy
Cautions: High blood pressure or shoulder problems should keep arms forward.
Stretches the chest, forearms and hamstrings
Strengthens the shoulders and arms and the muscles of the back
- Standing in Mountain pose
- Step the left foot back to a closed hip position so that you are covering about three quarters of your mat.
- Press the back heel into the ground, keep equal weight on both feet.
- Keep the hips as square as possible to the front edge of the mat.
- Hinge the body forward at the hips and reach the arms towards the floor on either side of the foot while keeping the back straight.
Beginners: Hand can reach to the knee or thigh instead of the floor if flexibility is restricted.
Advanced: Pose can be performed with arms behind the back; either with hands holding opposite elbows or with hands in namaste.