Type: Backbend / Standing balance
Stand up straight. Bend one leg and grab the shin with the hand on the same side. Stretch the other arm forward and bend the torso forward as you pull the leg up with the hand that is holding it.
Props & Assistance:
Could hold on to the wall for support if difficulty with the balance.
•Complete the pose on both sides to be balanced
•Grab foot with both hands
•Foot to head
•Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose
•Standing forward bend
Follow up poses:
•Stretches the shoulders, chest, thighs, groins, abdomen, legs, ankles
•Relieves leg stiffness
•Corrects round shoulders
•Strength/tone: Abdominal organs
•Flexibility of hips, wrists, shoulders
•If you are thinking of starting yoga and have a medical condition, it is advisable to check with your doctor.