Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
7 Foods That Will Help You Feel More Calm, Less Stressed
Healthy Recipes
18 Whole30 Dinners You'll Make Well After Your Diet Ends
Diet Tips
Should You Go to Bed Hungry If You're Trying to Lose Weight?

YOGA CHALLENGE: Bound Squat

I hope you've all been working on opening your hips doing the wide squat pose. This week's Yoga Challenge is just a little variation on the traditional wide squat.

Give it a try. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos you post in the YOGA CHALLENGE Group.

This is how you do Bound Squat:


    Start in a wide squat. Place your left hand on the ground in front of your left foot, trying to drop your left shoulder as low as you can below your knee.
  • Now wrap your left forearm in front of your left shin, trying to bring that hand up towards your left hip.
  • Now lift your right arm up as high as you can and drop it behind you, bringing your right hand towards your lower back.
  • If you can, you're going to bind around your left knee - this means your left hand grabs your right hand (grab your right wrist if you can.)
  • Stay here for 5 breaths, trying to keep equal weight in both feet. Pull your right shoulder down towards your hips so you can open through your chest.
  • Try it on the other side.

What do you think? Can't wait to see your pictures. My favorite will be featured right here on FitSugar!

Michelle Kwan Doing Yoga
Life Lessons From Yoga Teacher Training
Does Yoga Help With Weight Loss?
Who Is Jessamyn Stanley?
Best Yoga Poses to Improve Sex
What Is Infrared Yoga Like?
Basic Stretches For Tight Hips
Yoga Poses For Spine Flexibility
Best Yoga Retreats
Best Yoga Pants For Tall Women
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds