HAND TO FOOT POSE KNEES BENT (padahastasana) SHAPE PREP (from mountain) Separate feet outer hip-width apart. Bend knees slightly—knees in line with toes. SAFETY PREP Tone thighs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings. SHAPE POSE One at a time, place palms underneath feet, tips of toes against wrists. Bend and point elbows out. Keep knees bent or straighten legs. Lean forward slightly, hips directly above ankles. SAFETY P
triad (triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana) shape (from staff) Lean to left hip, bend right knee and hold right ankle with right hand. Place right heel against right hip. Point right foot and place top of right foot and shin on floor. Point right knee straight ahead. Bring inner right heel against outer right hip; point foot (more doable: sit up on a block with inner edge of foot against block). Bring hands to floo
In a recent blog, I detailed one of the most common yoga injuries I see: over-stretched hamstring tendons. This injury puts a real damper on a yogi’s practice, as until it heals, every forward fold can be painful, as well as worsening the tear. The good news is the remedy is very straightforward, and two part: 1. Ease up on forward folds, so there’s never pain at the top of the thigh. 2.