#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 97

 

Wellness Wednesday Week 97: Ananta’s pose/Anantāsana/Supine Leg Stretch

Benefits:

Strengthens legs.

Improves strength in core and back muscles.

Can help improve balance.

Foundation & General Alignment:

Start lying on side of body, raise both feet into air while together.

Entire body is engaged and lifting.

Feet are flexed.

Both legs are straight.

Body can be held stable by arms.

Heart is pressing forward.

Shoulders are pressing back. 

Neck can be supported by hand or lifted on its own.

Common Problems: 

Shoulders are curling forward.

Modifications:

Can just lift one leg at a time.

To strengthen core more add a block between feet. 

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