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Standing Wide Leg Straddle

Step By Step

  1. Stand with legs wide apart and feet parallel.
  2. Tighten legs by drawing the knee caps up, shins in thighs out.
  3. Hands to the hips and hinge at the waist, heart leads down.
  4. fingertips or palms to the mat under the shoulders.
  5. Gaze forward and back concaved.
  6. You may also grab your big toes.

Benefits

  • Stretches the insides and backs of Strengthens and stretches legs, feet, ankles, low back and spine.
  • Tones abdominal organs.
  • Calms the brain.
  • Relieves mild backache, headache and sinusitis.
  • Improves digestion and circulation.

Common Misalignments

  • Toes turned out.
  • Hands dangle with legs straight (use blocks if needed).
  • Hyper extended knees.
  • Hips behind heels.
  • Inwardly rotated upper arms.
  • Leading with head instead of heart.
  • Lack of shins in thighs out.

Contraindications

  • Lower back problems; avoid the full forward bend, use props.
  • High blood pressure.