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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tip of the Week: Arms in Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee

The above illustration from We Are Yoga demonstrates so nicely the Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose.

*Notice how her arms aren't next to her ears, but actually stretching behind her ears. Once the hands touch the ground, the arms aren't relaxed but strong, engaged and straight as they are pulled forward away from the body. Energetically pull your arms back behind your ears as much as possible. Doing so will help to tone your arms, gain more flexibility in your shoulders, and help to lengthen your spine.

If you need to separate your hands for support on the ground, make sure you're up on your fingertips and not your palms. This will give you more length to be able to really round your spine, bringing your forehead closer to your knee.

You don't want a flat back; round your spine as much as possible like an angry Halloween cat.

For more tips on Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose "click here".

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