Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose A stretches the backs of both legs, while challenging your sense of balance. If you can't balance in the full expression of the pose with an extended leg, keep your knee bent:
- Once you've completed Warrior 3, stand with both feet together for a quick Mountain Pose at the top of your mat.
- Shift your weight onto your left leg and lift your right leg into the air. Hold onto your right big toe with the first two fingers and thumb of your right hand. Bring your left hand to your hip.
- Keep the standing leg straight and straighten your right leg, keeping your torso upright. Stay here or, if this is easy, fold your torso forward over your extended leg.
- Hold for five deep breaths and then switch sides.
This is a toughie, so here are details on how to prevent falling over in Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose A.
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