Stand in mountain pose (tadasana), shift weight slightly to your left foot, bend you right leg and draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh. Make sure your pelvis is in a neutral position. Lengthen tailbone toward the floor, fix your eyes on a steady point, and hold pose while steadily breathing.
- Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine
- Stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest and shoulders
- Improves sense of balance and focus
- Relieves sciatica and reduces flat feet
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It has undoubtedly been quite a while since I have written or posted on the web / in the blogging community. As I sit here with a cup of tea, I realize that this summer has been unique and pivotal. Juggling summer school and work, there has been a lack of time, energy, and inspiration, in order to get creative with Knott Obsessed. Yet, looking back, it is no comparison on what is to come…
From this upcoming week till the end of 2014, my energy, mind, body, and soul will be tested. Next week I begin Yoga Teacher Training; 200 hours that will demand all my power and intention. But, I couldn’t be more excited and nervous. On top of YTT, I will continue working, while adding in my “normal” school, as I finish up my master’s program.
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From a Warrior II, straighten your front leg, and follow your front hand forward then down to your shin or the floor. Reach your top arm straight up, and bring your body and legs in the same line.
- Expands your chest and shoulders.
- Open hips and thighs.
- Increases neck mobility.
- Stretches your spinal muscles.
- Strengthens and tones muscles of your thighs.
- Stretches calf muscles, hamstrings, and hips.
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