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Hello Foot

Contradictions and cautions... Nothing about the knee?? I don't technically have a bad knee according to CTscan but its not the best knee and it can hurt pretty bad if i don't resist my hand or the strap using my quad. I know this is my individual case but I have heard similair concerns from others. Maybe add a bit more to that box

Get bent

Thank goodness there was a "Deepen Pose Tip" for this one

Anand yadav

Really YOGA is a second name of smart life


Sometimes all you need is "focus" to do thd pose.


I use a yoga strap around my foot and hold it above my head w both hands. It really helps.


Hi, After doing this pose my both the foot near ankle got swollen, I noiticed in the evening. Please tell me is it bcoz of this pose ? may b I won't b able to balance

annette warren

I have great difficulty with this pose, I can not get my foot up without major effort and until now my hand on outside of my foot. Therefore my fingers facing the opposite leg. I use the wall for balance in class. I look terrible doing it.


Instinctively I use to do this, partial, after too much soccer; but I have always had tight quads, in thin, 5'6" rode equestrian never were my quads not tight nor have I ever been able to touch the floor knees straight - what can I do to augment these poses; what do I need to do 1st to master?

Humbly, L


True yoga is not competitive and is beneficial for the person doing it. Not everyone will benefit from a certain pose, but there are many who most likely do and is therefore no pose is meaningless. If dancer is not your favorite, then by all means, leave it out of your personal practice and come into another pose during a class where it is included in the teachers asana teachings.

@valerie, the variations are included in the text, the first optionis described in bullet 2 and the second in bullet 4. namaste.


keep it positive! this is a great pose very graceful and a great confidence builder not to mention what it can do for your balance. namaste

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