This intricate arm balance relies on arm, core, and leg strength, balance, and spinal and hip flexibility. Miami Vinyasa and Vedanta teacher Rina Jakubowicz shows you how to warm up and take flight.
Reclined Figure Four
Start with gentle hip stretches.
Come onto your back and cross your right ankle over your left knee. Thread your arms around the back of your left leg and gently pull in, making sure to maintain a neutral pelvis and a natural lumbar curve. Hold for about 10 breaths and then switch sides.
See also Open-Your-Hips Flow Video