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“Yoga brings you into the present moment.  The only place where life exists.”

  • Victoria Waits

Day 13 - Extended Hand to big Toe

Day 13. Extended Hand to big toe - Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Alignment: From standing, feet hips distance apart. Find a comfortable tree pose (Day 2!) From your tree pose, let's say right leg is bent, guide the right fingers underneath the back of the right knee. Using the hand as guidance lift up through the leg and waist. To move deeper catch a hold of the right foot with the right hand and encourage yourself to stand up tall. This will still open the hip! As you find your balance and the hip opens slowly begin straightening the leg, this takes time and practice so honour those layers you move through each time you come and enjoy this posture.

If you have found a spark of space, stillness and silence test yourself and look the opposite direction!

Benefits: Any balance brings focus to the mind, discipline. Strengthens legs, ankles and feet. Opens the hips, hamstrings, strengthens the glutes and core.