#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 52

Wild Thing Pose / Camatkarasana

Benefits:

Helps strengthen abs, legs, back, and arms.

Improves balance.

Stretches sides of body.

Great heat opener/backbend.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Can start in wheel or downward facing dog. If starting in down dog slowly roll body over until you’re completely turned around.
  • One hand is lifted off ground and foot on same side is bent and used as another base.
  • Weight is distributed on hand and feet.
  • Neither arm is completely extended.
  • Keep shoulders back and away from ears.
  • Neck is evenly extended.

Common Problems:

  • Base arm is completely extended and arm is hyperextended.
  • Stance is too narrow, not enough space between hand and feet.

Modifications:

  • Use blocks under lifted hand.
  • Put hand on wall for balance.

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