This pose doesn’t only LOOK impressive, but also hosts a long list of benefits for different areas of your body. It is great for getting the heart rate up but also has a soothing effect for tummy issues and sore necks!
-Increases spine flexibility
-Massages internal organs
-Helps with stiffness in the neck
-Builds leg and core strength
-Not engaging through the core
-Knee coming over the foot and ankle
Starting in downward facing dog, on an inhale step the right foot forward to place between your hands.
Arrange your right leg so that the thigh is parallel to the floor, with the knee stacked directly on top of the ankle. The left leg should be strong and straight, still on the toes. Option: bring the left knee down to the ground for support.
Place the left palm flat on the ground next to the right foot, putting an even amount of pressure between both.
Place the right hand on the right hip and twist the upper body to be facing towards the right, keeping the hips level.
To move further into this pose, extend the right hand up towards the sky and use the finger tips as a point of gaze, stretching through the neck and chest.
Take 5 breaths before rotating the torso back to face the floor and bringing the right hand back down to the mat.
Step the right foot back into downward facing dog and hold for 3 breaths
Repeat on the left side.
Did you catch last week’s pose? Get the run down on upward facing dog!
Mike, Suz and the PPHY team 🙂