Try This Balancing & Stretching Posture

 
Karen Uphoff. FLX Yoga

POSE : Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose

SANSKRIT : Utthita hasta padangusthasana


SETUP : 

  • Stand firmly on one leg, bringing the sole of the other foot to the foam of the Flexistretcher and hold onto a strap in each hand 

ACTION : 

  • While lifting up in the abdominals and standing leg, extend the lifted leg in front of you up to hip height

MODIFICATIONS : 

  • If hamstrings are tight, keep a bend in the lifted leg and focus on keeping a lengthened spine
  • For a deeper stretch, gently lift the top leg closer towards the torso, but make sure to keep the spine lengthened and hips square.