🏔 🏁💊 Day 2️⃣4️⃣ of #OverTheCounterYoga with @cyogalife 🔀#DwiHastaPadasana 💊🏁🏔This is a nice happy medium between #UtthitaHastaPadangusthasanaI and #UtthitaTrivikramasana: it works deeper into the #forwardfold yet not as intense as the latter option. So before jumping right into it, be sure to warm up thoroughly! Anything with the hips in internal rotation while lengthening the hamstrings (ex: #PyramidPose, Half #Splits, #RevolvedTriangle) will be helpful. Begin by standing firmly down through your base foot, connecting with the heel and think of less gripping with the toes. Toning the outer glute of your standing leg, bring the outer hip in towards the midline and find the lift through the inner part of your leg. Extend the other leg out in front which I like to start off with the knee bent, interlace my hands around the foot, and then slowly straightening out. Tip: think of lifting from the bottom side of your leg and not just lifting through the top of the thigh, you might cramp up! As you fold forward, elongate your back out through the pelvis by reaching the chest towards the shin. Don’t forget about the hips and keep them squared, bringing them into the same plane. If you aren’t quite reaching the foot with both hands, use a strap as an extension of your arms. You can also rest the heel or ankle against the back of a chair for a little bit more support. Lastly, try not to have any attachments of what the ‘end’ pose is supposed to look like: go slowly and try to find your balance and maintain that first before straightening the leg out.
Check in with @yogawithaislinn tomorrow for more modification ideas. Keep the momentum going!!!
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