Pose of the Week: Fire Logs
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.
Stay here or fold forward, place hands on floor like in down dog.
Rest forehead on floor.
Round back evenly.
Press outer edges of feet down, lift ankles up, and squeeze heels toward hips.
Lift shoulders up.
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.