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@malea_yogia on Pyramid Pose
As requested by #CommonYogaMistakes For #Pyramid aka #IntenseSideStretch aka #Parsvottanasana and a few tips on what to do and what not to do for beginners. .
1)Start in Mountain, step back 4-5 feet, keep the front foot facing forward and the back is turned 45 degrees or less and alignment is heel to heel.
2) Straighten out and engage the legs, squaring the hips to the front. .
3) Roll the shoulders back, reaching behind and grabbing as close to the opposite elbows as possible or coming to a #ReversePrayer .
4) Take a breath, engage inner body and begin to forward fold from the hips as you exhale. Continue to keep the hips square and the back straight. .
5) Hold for 5-10 breaths and switch sides.
You can find more of these Do/Don't Do tutorials under #CommonYogaMistakes .
Suggestions for Do/Don't Do posts, tell me below! ❤️
Remember that everyone practices different, so some things may vary through modification. Namaste dolls!
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