This posture works on making the back more supple, alleviates hip tensions and strengthens your legs and core. Incorporate the block to help you find greater extension, length, and openness in the body.
For maximum benefit out of this exercise, follow the steps below:
- Place the foam block in a vertical position behind your foot, then lightly rest your hand on top.
- Reach your upper hand to the sky and engage your core, lengthen your spine.
- Press your feet down and, without moving your legs, pull your thigh muscles inwards.
- Avoid allowing your chest to fall toward the floor. Instead, gently roll your shoulders back and lift your chest away from your front thigh.