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Pose of the Week: Noose Elbow Bent

NOOSE ELBOW BENT
(pasasana prep)

SHAPE PREP
Come into a squat position; bring ankles, knees together.
Lower heels to floor (more doable: lower heels onto a rolled up mat or blankets).
Place hands on floor behind hips.
Lift left arm, curve low back in.

SHAPE POSE
Place left shoulder outside right knee—keep knees flush.
Bend elbow, close fingers.
Look straight ahead.
Bring head directly above hips—spine straight up and down.

SAFETY PREP
Squeeze legs together.

SAFETY POSE
Press arm, knee together.
Tone, turn abdomen to right.

REFINEMENT PREP
Lift chest, stretch spine.

Repeat on the second side.

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