Pose of the Week: Fire Logs

FIRE LOGS
(agnistambhasana)

SHAPE PREP
(from staff)
Stack shins—right ankle on left knee; flex feet (more doable: slide bottom heel to right hip).
Place hands next to hips; curve low back in.

SHAPE POSE
Stay here or fold forward, place hands on floor like in down dog.
Rest forehead on floor.
Round back evenly.

SAFETY PREP
Press outer edges of feet down, lift ankles up, and squeeze heels toward hips.

SAFETY POSE
Tone abdomen.
Lift shoulders up.

REFINEMENT POSE
Press hands down, forward.
Extend knees out.

Repeat on the second side—change cross of legs.

With each inhale pay attention to the tension in your hips. With each exhale consciously release tension. This is one of the few forward folds where stage one is more difficult than stage two.