From standing wide-leg forward bend come up onto fingertips and lengthen spine (flat back). Bend right knee to a side lunge. Stay, or turn right toes out (knee and toes point in same direction). Turn left leg out so toes face up with heel on floor. Sink into a deeper side lunge. Lower pelvis. Keep sole of right foot on floor, or lift heel, coming up onto ball of right foot. Lift hands off floor, bringing torso more upright and challenging your balance. Rest hands at heart in Anjali Mudra (prayer position), or reach them out to side like you’re shooting a bow.
Hip opener. Stretches hams, thighs.
A) Alternating Side Lunges (glide from side to side). B) Hands on blocks.
Knee or back injury.
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