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Wild Thing Pose

Angle-Based Images: Wild Thing Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Wild Thing Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Wild Thing Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Wild Thing Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Wild Thing Pose Video
Wild Thing Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in Down Dog.
Wild Thing Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Lift your right leg high to Down Dog Split, open the hip and bend the knee.
Wild Thing Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Open the hip so much that you start to tip over. Your right toes come to the ground, right knee bent, and right arm reaches up and out, in-line with your body. The outer edge of the left foot stays on the ground.
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Wild Thing Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Lengthen through your left leg and lift your hips up as you drop your head back. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

When beginning to practice this pose, it is best done under the guidance of a qualified yoga instructor.

Tips

Avoid this pose if you have rotator cuff or wrist issues. This pose is not advised for those who suffer from headaches or high blood pressure.

Benefits

This pose is said to relieve both fatigue and depression. Strengthens arms and wrists. Opens hip flexors and front of legs, as well as shoulders, chest, and abdomen. Allows for greater lung expansion and deeper breathing.

Modifications

To make this less strenuous on your back, keep your knees bent.

Related Exercises

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