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Pose of the Week: Foot to Hand

FOOT TO HAND POSE
(padahastasana)

SHAPE PREP
(from mountain)
Separate feet outer hip-width apart.
Bend knees slightly—knees in line with toes.

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 PREP
Tone thighs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.

SAFETY POSE
Press toes, tailbone down; tone abdomen.

REFINEMENT POSE
Extend elbows out, shoulders down.
Stretch spine.
Relax neck.

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