Objective:

To strengthen thighs, ankles, abdomen, and buttocks. It also effectively stretches the groins, hamstrings, and calves.

Target:

Ankles, calves, hamstrings, thighs, spine, wrists, arms and shoulders.

Safety Instruction and Technique:

  • Start with Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) on the right side of your body.
  • Place your left hand on your left hip and slowly bend your right knee at a 90 degrees angle.
  • Use a block to stabilize the pose. Place it about a foot beyond your right toe, keep your palm on it.
  • Exhale and straighten your right knee. Simultaneously, lift your left leg and keep it parallel to the floor.Slowly turn your torso to your left without losing your balance.
  • Bend your left knee and hold your left ankle with your left hand. Without locking your right knee, balance your body on your right leg and right hand.

Breathing:

3 deep breaths during the pose.