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YOGA CHALLENGE: Balancing Wide Squat

Spring has gotten me excited for the newest yoga challenge - Balancing Squat. This pose is great for stretching out the tiny muscles in your feet that have been cooped up in big clunky boots for much too long. This is also great for feet that get so stiff and sore from walking in heels and running.

Just as the name of this pose suggests, it's also great for working on your balance as well as opening your hips just like in Wide Squat and Bound Squat.

Be sure to get a friend to snap a picture of you doing it. Then go to the YOGA CHALLENGE group. If you're not sure how to post your picture to the group, check out this easy explanation.

This pose is easy to get into, here's how:

  • Begin standing in Mountain pose.
  • Bend your knees and squat down all the way, bringing your hands on the ground in front of your feet.
  • Bring your heels and the balls of your feet together (the part beneath your toes). Take your knees out wide.
  • Balancing on just your toes, work on bringing one hand up towards your chest and then the other, gazing at a still point in front of you to hold you steady.
  • Hold for 5 breaths and then come to stand up slowly.

That's it my friends. Not too tough, right? I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful pics in the YOGA CHALLENGE Group.

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Fitness Fitness 10 years
Nice! What other poses do you do?
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I did this the other day and fell over but once I regained my balance it was a love/hurt relationship! The next day I was slightly sore but after that I was able to run for what felt like forever. It was great! I also learned 10 great poses to practice first thing in the morning as well as my other routine.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
It looks like it hurts, but feels amazing to stretch your feet like that. They don't get enough love.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
OUCH!
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