Saturday, January 21, 2012

pose of the week: crescent


How to do it:

1. Starting in downward dog, take a deep breath in, and as you exhale step your right foot forward so you’re in a lunge.  Adjust your knee so it is directly over your ankle.
2. Keep your back leg engaged as you slowly come up, raising your arms overhead.  
3. Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor and push back through your left heel, keeping your hips squared to the top of the mat.
4. Reach out through your fingertips, and roll your shoulders away from the ears.

Keep your arms and legs strong; hold for 10-15 breaths then bring your hands back to the mat and step back to downward dog. Repeat on the left side.

  • Strengthens your legs, back, shoulders, and arms, building stamina
  • Opens your hips and chest, and improves balance
  • Improve your coordination and concentration

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