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This arm-balancing pose will tone your arms and increase flexibility in your hamstrings.

  • Begin in Downward Facing Dog. Jump your feet up, so they land behind your hands.
  • Bring your hands back through your legs, and press your palms into your calves, trying to crawl deeper through your legs. Once your arms and shoulders are as far back behind your thighs as you can get them, plant your palms firmly behind your feet, cupping your heels with your thumb and index finger.
  • Bend your knees, and squat down, resting the backs of your legs as close to your shoulders as you can.
  • Make sure your palms and fingers are spread wide as you shift weight into them. Lift your feet off the floor, either one at a time or both together, straightening your legs.
  • Hold for five breaths, and then release your feet to the floor.

Source: Louisa Larson Photography

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