- : Do not attempt this pose if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Step 1: Get on hands & knees Begin on your hands and knees on the mat, with your wrists directly under your shoulders.
- Step 2: Extend legs Tuck your toes under and extend your legs straight out behind you, keeping your arms perpendicular to the mat.
- Step 3: Look down Look straight down at the floor, keeping your neck aligned with your straight spine.
- Step 4: Pull in abs Pull your abdominal muscles in so your hips don't sag, but don't allow them to rise up, either.
- Step 5: Lower torso Exhale, and bend your elbows, lowering your torso until it is parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows next to your sides.
- TIP: If you have difficulty achieving this pose, lower your knees to the mat, and then bend your elbows to lower your torso.
- Step 6: Hold pose Hold the pose for at least 10 seconds.
- Step 7: Release pose Release the pose by lowering yourself all the way down to the mat. Now that's going out on a limb.
- FACT: There are 8 bones and 6 muscles in the wrists.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothing suitable for stretching and moving
- A calm place where you won't be distracted or disturbed
- A yoga mat or folded blanket