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Half Chair Half Ankle to Knee Pose

Angle-Based Images: Half Chair Half Ankle To Knee Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Chair Half Ankle To Knee Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Chair Half Ankle To Knee Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Chair Half Ankle To Knee Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Chair Half Ankle To Knee Pose Video
Half Chair Half Ankle to Knee Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin standing in mountain pose.
Half Chair Half Ankle to Knee Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Bend your knees, sink your hips back like you are sitting down in a chair, and reach your arms high to frame your face.
Half Chair Half Ankle to Knee Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Transfer your weight into your right leg, then hug your left knee into your chest.
Half Chair Half Ankle to Knee Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Cross your left ankle over your right knee. Flex your left foot to protect your knee. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Only bend your standing knee as much as feels good on your body. Move slowly into this.

Tips

Not recommended for anyone with knee or ankle maladies. Not recommended for pregnant women.

Benefits

Strengthens the lower body, while opening the hips. Improves balance.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, reach your lifted knee downward to open your hips even more.

Related Exercises

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