Release the hold of the hands on the feet.
Keep the legs in the same position.
Place the hands on the knees; some people will find this a little difficult, but try.
Relax the legs as much as you can.
Using the arms push the knees up and down.
Try not to utilize the leg muscles in this practice. Do this as many times as you want; 20 to 40 times is a reasonable number if you have the time.
KASHTHA TAKSHANASANA (CHOPPING WOOD)
This may seem a difficult way to chop wood but it is certainly an excellent method of loosening up the legs. Many people will find this exercise quite difficult for it is very easy to topple backwards when raising the arms.
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