To improve stretch in the hip flexors, thighs, hamstrings, ankles, chest, shoulders, and brings a little bit of life to the base of the feet. This pose is responsible for clear perception and intuition.
Safety Instructions and Technique:
- Get in the downward face dog pose.
- Bring your right knee toward your nose.
- Step your right foot between your hands to a low lunge.
- Transfer your weight into your feet and reach your arms up toward the ceiling, framing your face.
- Keep your right knee bent at a 90-degree angle and left leg stretched supported at toes.
- Be sure the knee doesn't move beyond the ankle. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and raise your arms high towards the sky.
- To release lower the left knee down and slide the right knee back into Table, or step the right foot back into Downward Facing Dog.
NOTE: Avoid this pose if you had a recent or chronic injury to the legs or hips.