extended hand-toe pose
- develops focus & confidence
- improves flexibility in hips
- lengthens leg muscles
- strengthens feet, ankles, legs, hips & core muscles
- stabilizes ankles
Tight hips or hamstrings?
Loop a strap around the instep of the foot of the lifted leg & hold it in the hand on the same side.
Bend the knee of your lifted leg bent as much as needed; lift your torso to help stabilize the pelvis
Use a wall or chair at an arms length away for stability. Avoid leaning too heavily on the wall. Once stable, shift weight and release hand from the wall.
Use a chair to support your lifted foot & provide stability
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
Be mindful of body alignment.
Keep pelvis level: Engage glutes to avoid sinking into the hip of supporting leg creating instability in the outer hip & pelvis.
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