Spring Training #25

Spring is here! Let’s dust off winter with some heart-pumping spring training. During the month of April, Prana Fitness is going to post daily one workout move or yoga pose that you can do at home, at a park, or anywhere.

April 25th: L-Stand

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Begin on your hands and knees.  Place hands leg-distance from wall.  Place palms on ground, wrist creases lined up under shoulders. Spin pointer/index finger straight forward and fingers as wide as they can be. Press down into ground especially on the thumb, forefinger, and top corners of palm (see image below on How to Avoid Wrist Pain in Yoga). Then lift hips up, begin walking your feet up the wall behind you.  Stop when feet are as high as the hips. Then straighten legs so hips stack above shoulders above wrists.  Pull in with your belly.  Lift up out of shoulders. Have a long, neutral neck.  Hold as long as you can with triceps spun towards the wall and soft parts of elbows towards thumbs.  Good preparation for building up the upper body strength for handstand someday. Get it!

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