We know you’re probably working on (and accomplishing) those new year's resolutions like a pro! No matter what those goals may be, this month’s highlighted pose will be one you want to add to your routine. By adding this grounding, yet uplifting, pose to your yoga practice you’ll create the balance you need to help you achieve anything ;)
● Improved balance
● Strengthens and stretches legs, hips,and spine
● Opens chest and shoulders
Before you begin:
It's best to approach this pose after you’ve thoroughly stretched those hips and hamstrings!
Let's start! There are many different ways to enter this pose in a yoga class, but for the sake of practicing at home we’ll begin in Mountain pose (Tadasana). After setting up your foundation, jump your feet 3-4 ft apart while extending your arms out to the side and parallel to the floor.
Set up the feet just as you would for your standard Triangle pose. The right foot comes out to a 90°angle, left foot can be anywhere from 45°-60° angle. Now, let your torso and hips follow by twisting the upper body to the right.
Inhale, lengthen the spine. Exhale, start to bend forward until both hands are on either side of your right foot. Tip: Use blocks underneath your hands if you find that your hands don't reach the ground. Keep stretching your hips and hammies - you’ll get there!
Square the hips by bringing the left hip slightly forward and moving the right hip back. Make sure you're pressing down evenly through both feet.