Extended Standing Straddle
This pose looks like a walk in the park, but it's actually really challenging, and one of the most effective poses you can do to strengthen your core and legs.
- From Goddess pose, straighten your legs and turn your heels outward, bringing your feet parallel. Inhale to extend your arms straight above you.
- With strong legs, exhale as you hinge at your hips, keeping your back straight, but stop when your torso is parallel with the floor. Focus on drawing your belly in, and shift weight forward toward your toes. If this causes too much strain on your lower back, bring your hands to your hips or thighs for support. Stay here for five breaths.