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Standing Hand to Foot Pose

Angle-Based Images: Standing Hand To Foot Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Hand To Foot Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Hand To Foot Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Hand To Foot Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Hand To Foot Pose Video
Standing Hand to Foot Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin standing in mountain pose.
Standing Hand to Foot Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Transfer your weight into your right foot and hug your left knee into your chest.
Standing Hand to Foot Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Take a hold of your left big toe with the first and second fingers and thumb of your left hand, or loop a strap around your foot.
Standing Hand to Foot Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Steady yourself here, then gently extend your left leg forward, leading with your heel. Find a slight internal rotation of the left thigh so that your toes point toward the ceiling.
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Standing Hand to Foot Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Reach your right arm up to the ceiling on the side of your face. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Use a strap.

Tips

Not recommended for anyone with knee or ankle maladies.

Benefits

Strengthens and lengthens the lower body. Improves balance and focus. Is alleged to alleviate symptoms of osteoporosis.

Modifications

If your left leg doesn’t straighten all the way, don’t force it, it's fine to have a soft bend.

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