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Astrid McCormick

Yes - the two blocks in yr hands - allow more room and is good for older students or inexperienced people


To get your foot back up to hands try to first shift your gaze so that your eyes are on the spot you want your foot to be. Then move your foot there.


I practiced stepping back and forwards and pulled my abdomen in high and strong. This makes room for the leg and makes a soft landing for the foot.


Try using blocks to make more space for your foot to step through or come down to your knees and step the foot forward.


Thanks Eve I will try that : )...


Any tips on transitioning froom Downward Faciing Dog into this pose? I can never get my foot all the way up to my hands.


Picture and words are for opposite legs! Otherwise, great.


Alice, try moving your weight towards your hands and then stepping forward. Works for me.


this pose feels really good . I like to just stay in it some times.



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