Lord Krishna Pose

 

(Natavarasana)

Level: Easy

Benefits: Stretches the outer hips, strengthens legs, increases focus and calms the nervous system.

Cautions: Hip replacements.

How To

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  1. Stand in mountain pose, finding equal weight thru the feet.
  2. Find a point of focus about 5 feet in front on you on floor.
  3. Place the right foot over the left and rest it on the floor so the toes are pointing towards the left foot. _(fig 1) _
  4. Bend the left knee slightly feeling the stretch through the left hip.
  5. Bring hands out to the right side like you are playing a flute. (fig 2)
  6. Hold here for 5 breaths.
  7. Slowly release foot to floor with control.
  8. Find your centre again, and change sides.
Modifications
  • If you feel uncoordinated – try keeping hands on waist and just focus on the legs.
To Deepen
  • Once you are steady – try raising the left toes off the floor slightly. This will help strengthen the legs and hips.