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Pose of the Week: Archer’s Pose 2

ARCHER’S POSE 2
(akarna dhanurasana 2)

SHAPE PREP
(from archer’s pose 1)
Lean onto left hip, straighten right leg.

SHAPE POSE
Bring right calf and ear together (more doable: move right leg out to side, straighten arm and leg; more doable still: place left hand on floor outside hips—lean onto hand).
Look forward (as in, look forward to coming out of this pose).

SAFETY PREP
Minimize rounding in low back.
Tone quads, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.
Press big toes, fingers together.

SAFETY POSE
Tighten glutes, tone abdomen.

REFINEMENT POSE
Lift low back, lift chest. Stretch spine.

Repeat on the second side.

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