Today’s pose: Dandasana (staff pose)
  1. Begin in a seated position.  Extend both legs out straight from the hip bones.
  2. Flex the feet and keep the legs activated.
  3. Sit tall, reaching the vertebrae up from the tailbone, up the spine, all the way to the crown of the head. Relax the shoulders.
  4. Align the ears on top of the shoulders.
  5. Place the hands on the outside of the hips or bring them to prayer position in front of the heart.
  6. Remain here as long as you like breathing deeply 5-10 breaths.  

–modify by using a yoga block or rolled up towel under the seat.

We use dandasana as a prep pose, transition, or to check alignment.  It helps to improve posture, while strengthening muscles in the back, legs, and core.

 

Give it a try and let me know what you think!  🕉

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