Come into a squat with knees wide. Tilt torso forward between inner thighs. Keeping torso low, raise hips until thighs come close to parallel to floor. Snug upper left arm and shoulder under back of left thigh just above knee. Place left hand on floor at the outside edge of left foot, fingers pointing forward. Repeat on right. As you do this your upper back will round. Press inner hands firmly against floor and slowly begin to rock weight back, off feet and onto hands. As you straighten arms, feet will lift off floor. Squeeze outer arms with inner thighs. Cross right ankle over left ankle. Look straight ahead. Hold. Release. Repeat pose with left ankle on top.
Strengthens arms and wrists. Tones belly. Improves balance
Eka Hasta Bhujasana (one leg stretched out straight forwards).
Ankle or Knee injury.
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