Pose: Crescent Lunge
Affirmation: I Love My Legs and Feet
Week 1: Yoga Basics
Strengthens and Stretches: Quadriceps, glutes, psoas, groin, abdomen, hips and calves.
How To Do It: Begin in downward facing dog. Inhale lift left leg up, exhale step it through between the hands. Lift hands to heavens. Bend the front knee to a 90 degree angle making sure the knee is directly over the heel of your front foot. Keep back leg extended with shin perpendicular to mat, pressing the ball of the foot into the mat with heel lifted. Feet should be hip-width distance apart. Breath here for three full rounds of breath then repeat on opposite side.
When To Do It: In the morning to stretch out legs and wake up spine and torso. Mid-day for an energy boost. Incorporate this pose throughout your yoga practice.
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