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Half Monkey

SKILL LEVEL
  • Intermediate
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Start in Low Lunge.

  • Action

    Rock back and flex your front foot. Square your hips with the mat and fold forward.

  • Refinements

    Walk your hands towards the top of your mat and draw your toes back to increase the stretch in your calves and hamstrings.

  • Props

    A block under each hand can help to reduce the pressure on your lower back. You can also put a blanket under your knee.

  • Duration

    Stay in the pose for 3-5 breaths.

  • To Release

    Take a deep breath in. Exhale, rock back to Low Lunge and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid Half Monkey if you have a knee or lower back injury.
MASTER HALF MONKEY

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