Single-Leg Balance

A great progression from mountain pose, the single-leg balance helps you access what Kiley calls your “plum-line” or central axis.
“When you feel connected to your center in this way, any number of other off-balance poses become more possible,” she says. For true beginners, Kiley recommends stepping your lifted toes onto a yoga block for a few breaths before hiking your knee up to your hands.

How to: Stand with your feet hip-distance apart in mountain pose with equal weight on each foot (a). Begin to shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right leg up (b). Interlace your hands around your right knee, point your right foot and pull the knee towards the ceiling (c). Firm up your standing leg by drilling the heel down into the mat, and draw your chin in slightly. Aim to create a straight line from your left heel to the crown of your head (e). Repeat on the right foot after a few breaths.


source: www.health.com

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