Foot to Hip : Front leg neutral, knee extended, hip flexed. Back leg inwardly rotated, knee extended, hip flexed. Ground feet, spread weight evenly, lift arches.
Spine : Flexed.
Shoulder to Hand : Shoulders arms relaxed down or used for stabilising the pose.
This standing asymmetrical pose is great for stretching the back body. Particularly the hamstrings of the front leg and calves of the back leg. Easier forward folds could be used to prepare if needed (Standing Fold / Downdog) or don't come in too deep too soon.
Foot to Hip : Play with inward angle of back foot. The more turned in, the more the pelvis will turn forward. Flex front foot. Play with rotation of pelvis.
Spine : Half way lift vs fold.
Shoulder to Hand : Arms reaching forward / interlaced underneath/ reverse prayer.
- Shorten stance
- A wider base (side to side) gives a more stable foundation.
Further the stance (front to back) keeping traditional alignment.
Flamingo arm balance