Updated: Sep 11, 2018
Anne Johnson, Owner of True Yoga Harford, demonstrating Awkward Pose:
Strengthens and tones the arm and leg muscles
Increases hip flexibility
Increases circulation to knees and ankles
Builds strength and flexibility in feet and ankles
Creates space and strength in the lower spine, allowing for healing
Warms up large muscles of the legs to prepare for the rest of class
Raises heart rate, bringing fresh oxygenated blood to the entire body
Engages focus, promotes concentrationwill tone and shape your legs.
Six inch gap between the knees, feet and hands parallel to the floor. Spine straight, breathing normal, sit back in the chair, weight in heels, upper body back.
Stand, stretch up on the toes, maximum height, sit down on top of your toes, knees and heels up, stomach in, shoulders relaxed down. Come up, feet down, knees together, slowly lower down with a straight back, knees together and down (hips slightly above knees), 1/2 inche gap between hips and heels.
— at True Yoga.