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1-Legged Chaturanga

Lifting one leg in this Chaturanga variation really targets your triceps and shoulders.

  • From Down Dog, shift weight forward, so your shoulders are directly over your wrists, coming into a plank position.
  • Bend your elbows behind you, brushing your arms against the sides of your body as you lower down. Hold Four-Limbed Staff with your body in one straight line, making sure your elbows are at 90-degree angles.
  • Lift your right leg a few inches off the floor, pointing your toes, and hold for three deep breaths. Release that foot to the floor, and lift your left leg for another three breaths.
  • Release your left foot to the floor, inhale into Upward Facing Dog, and exhale into Downward Facing Dog.

Source: Louisa Larson Photography