13 Kripalu Yoga Moves
Photography by: Dave Lauridsen
Step your feet slightly wider apart than your legs are long. Turn your right foot outward 90 degrees, and your left foot inward 45 degrees. Press into your feet to engage your leg muscles. Inhale and sweep your arms out to the sides and up to shoulder height. Extend through your fingertips. Exhale and slowly bend your right knee, letting your torso sink toward the ground while keeping your hips and shoulders squared to the side. Your right thigh moves toward parallel as your right knee aligns over your right ankle. To resist the tendency to lean in the direction of your bent knee, press into the outer edge of your back foot. Turn your head to the right, gazing over the center of your right hand.