Reverse triangle posture

1. Stand in the mountain posture (covered in Chapter 7) and step out to the right about 3 to 3/2 feet (or the length of one leg) with the right foot as you exhale.

2. As you inhale, raise your arms out to the sides parallel to the line of your shoulders (and the floor) so that your shoulders form a T with your torso as shown in Figure 14-8a.

3. As you exhale, bend forward from the hips and then place your right hand on the floor near the inside of your left foot.

Figure 14-8:

Reverse triangle posture.

Figure 14-8:

Reverse triangle posture.

4. Raise your left arm toward the ceiling and look up at your left hand as Figure 14-8b illustrates.

Soften your knees and arms. Bend your left knee or move your right hand away from your left foot and more directly under your torso if you experience strain or discomfort.

5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 to the same side three times and then stay down in Step 4 for 6 to 8 breaths.

6. Repeat Steps 1 through 5 on the right side.

You can strengthen or strain your neck in this posture, so turn your neck down if you're uncomfortable.

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

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