From teaching I've seen my students go through a love/hate relationship with this pose and sometimes I even get some negative reactions. But I know my students know it's good for them and can feel how it's helping stretch their hamstrings. This is a great pose for runners and anyone with tight hamstrings!
To come into this pose start off sanding. Step your right leg forward. Bend your left knee and come into the ground while keeping your right leg extended out in front. Place your hands of either side of your right leg. Point your toes up towards the sky. Inhale as your extend up and exhale to bow forward over your leg.
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Hold for 7 to 10 breaths and repeat on the other side.
Question of the Day: Do you have tight hamstrings?