Half Monkey

SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • From Low Lunge, rock back and flex your front foot. Square your hips with the mat and fold forward.
  • Walk your hands towards the top of your mat and draw your toes back to increase the stretch in your calves and hamstrings.
  • Be careful not to over-stretch your lower back.
  • Stay in the pose for 5-10 deep breaths.
  • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, rock back to Low Lunge and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee or lower back injury.

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