Category:Standing / Balancing
From a standing position, both legs are straight and separated into a wide stance. The feet are aligned and flat on the earth with the back foot in a 60-degree angle towards the front. The inner thighs are rotated externally away from each other. The pelvis tucked in. The ribcage lifted. The arms are extended out in a straight line parallel to the earth. The palms are prone and the fingers are extended out. The shoulder blades are squeezed together. The gaze is toward the front fingers.
Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles. Stretches the hips, groin, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. Stimulates the abdominal organs. Helps relieve stress. Improves digestion. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Relieves backache, especially through second trimester of pregnancy. Therapeutic for anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, osteoporosis and sciatica.