Clear out tamasic excess in your body and mind while enhancing groundedness and steadiness with this energizing balance pose. Place two blocks at their highest height, shoulder-width apart, and about 6–12 inches in front of your feet. Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Inhale, and shift your weight into your right leg. Exhale, and fold forward from your hips, engaging your core and stretching back through your left leg. When your torso and left leg are parallel to the floor, place one hand (either flat or fists) on each block. Keep both hips even, so your low back is level. Gaze down, and tuck your chin, lengthening the back of your neck. Breathe deeply as you stretch from crown to toes. Invite agni (inner heat) to increase as you build strength and endurance. Hold for 3–6 deep, energizing, purifying breaths. Then, keeping your core engaged, slowly rise back to Tadasana.
Switch legs, and repeat.
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