#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 71

Monkey King Pose/ Hanumanasana

Benefits:

  • Stretches the legs completely.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Can start in a wide legged pose and slowly work your way down into the full position.
  • Keep whole body engaged.
  • Back toes are pointed while front foot is flexed.
  • Arms are raised above head to engage the back.
  • Flex core to engage the tummy.
  • If arms are raised keep shoulders down and raised from ears.

Common Problems:

  • Hips are not aligned, one is in front of the other.
  • Back is not straight, leaning forward.

Modifications:

  • Arms can be at sides on the floor for more support.
  • Blocks can be used under hips or thighs.
  • Can be done while sitting on blanket for comfort.

 

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