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Pose of the Week: K Sage 2

K SAGE 2
(eka pada koundinyasana 2)

SHAPE PREP
(from downward facing dog)
Come into four-limbed staff pose with right knee on upper right arm above elbow, bend right knee.

SHAPE POSE
Stay here, or lean forward. Lift back leg up—point back kneecap down.
Keep front knee bent (more difficult: straighten leg).
Point feet.

SAFETY PREP
Grip floor with fingertips, press inner edges of hands down.
Lift shoulders, squeeze elbows in.
Tighten glutes, press tailbone down, tone abdomen.

SAFETY POSE
Tone thighs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.

REFINEMENT POSE
Press hands down.
Lift chest, stretch spine.

Repeat on the second side.

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