Hello My Beautiful People! Today’s pose, Figure 4, teaches us to pace ourselves. You have to make small goals and build up. That applies even more when it comes to yoga because you can be harder on yourself than anyone. It’s time to give yourself a critical break and look at the other side. Figure 4 is a builder pose, so do not get frustrated and give up easily. It will test your balance, and strength in ways you thought you had under control.
Step By Step Figure 4 Pose:
- Starting in chair pose, shift your weight into your right foot as you lift your left knee off the ground.
- Cross your left ankle over your right thigh, slightly above your knee but avoid placing it directly on your knee cap.
- Bring your hands to your chest over your heart into prayer pose. Be mindful here, keep your back straight and your core engaged as you hinge your hips slightly. Stay here for 3-6 breathes and work your way up to holding for 1 minute.
- To release this pose, place your left foot on the mat, stand up and release your arms down by your sides.