From Mountain bring left knee to belly. Hold outside of left foot. Firm front thigh muscles of standing leg. Press outer thigh inward. Extend left leg forward. Straighten knee. Swing leg to side. Hold.
Strengthens legs, ankles. Stretches back of legs. Balance.
A) Strap looped around sole of foot instead of hooking big toe with fingers and thumb. B) Raised leg on back of chair. C) Use a wall as a prop (to stay in the pose for longer). D) Press raised heel firmly into wall. E) Do the pose lying down in Reclined Big Toe pose. F) Fold torso forward toward lifted leg.
Knee or back injury.
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