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Wild Thing

Step By Step

  1. Come into Plank Pose and place one hand under the face so that hand is in front of the shoulder.
  2. Turn the body to stack hips on top of each other.
  3. Feet become active, toes spread and press into the inner edges of the feet as hips draw up and other hands rests on the hip or extends straight up.
  4. Heart opens as thighs strengthen while extending through inside of leg and inner foot presses towards the floor.
  5. Gaze is up.
  6. Lift top leg straight up. flex the foot.
  7. then drop the leg behind you, curving the back and rolling the shoulder back to lift the heart.
  8. Turn the body back over into Plank Pose to finish the series.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the back, arms, belly and legs.
  • Stretches and strengthens the wrists.
  • Improves sense of balance.

Contraindications

  • Students with serious wrist, elbow or shoulder injuries should avoid this pose.

Common Misalignments

  • Hand misaligned; behind shoulder.
  • Feet and/or leg muscles asleep.
  • Lack of shoulder loop.
  • Head forward.