Directions

  • From Mountain bring left knee toward belly.
  • Hold outside of left foot.
  • Firm front thigh muscles of standing leg
  • Press outer thigh inward.
  • Inhale.
  • Extend left leg forward.
  • Straighten knee.
  • Swing leg out to side.
  • Hold.
  • Swing leg back to centre with an inhale.
  • Lower foot to floor with an exhale.
  • Repeat on other side.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the legs & ankles
  • Stretches the backs of the legs
  • Improves sense of balance

Precautions

  • Ankle or low back injuries

Modifications

  • If your hamstrings are tight, hold a strap looped around the left sole.
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