13 Kripalu Yoga Moves
Photography by: Dave Lauridsen
In slow motion, cartwheel your left arm forward and bring your hands to rest on the ground on either side of your right foot. Let your left knee rest on the ground. Position your right knee directly over the ankle, and curl the toes of your left foot under. Inhale and press your left heel back to straighten your leg. Exhale, pressing both hips toward the ground and your sternum forward. Tuck your chin slightly and extend through your crown. Feel the stretch from your back heel all the way to the top of your head. To release, step your left foot forward and bend your knees. Bring your hands to rest on your thighs and use the support of your hands to slowly return to standing. Repeat this sequence—Side Warrior, Bent-Knee Side Stretch, and Lunge—starting with the left side.