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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tip of the Week: How to do Toe Stand

Below is a great graphic from yogabycandace showing some helpful tips on Toe Stand. 

Today we're looking at Toe Stand, a humbling pose that really tests balance. I find the trick is to avoid resting all your weight on the grounded leg's calf muscle. Instead, press into the standing foot until you feel a lift in the body as if you could just effortlessly rise to stand from the toe stand position. 

A few tips: It's important that you only go into toe stand when you're ready. You'll know you're ready when the lifted leg's knee is comfortably in line with the standing leg or close to it (rather than feeling pulled forward out of alignment with the standing leg). I'd also say to avoid this pose if you have knee issues.

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