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Standing Head to Knee Pose

What is Standing Head to Knee Pose?

Standing Head to Knee Pose is a challenging posture that builds your patience just as much as your strength. The pose uses all the major muscle groups of the body, but it’s especially beneficial for the muscles in the legs and abdomen, as well as the bicep and deltoid muscles in the arms.

How do you do Standing Head to Knee Pose?

  • Step 1

    Starting with your feet together and your core strong, ground your weight on your right leg. Raise your left knee to hip height, keeping your foot flexed.

  • Step 2

    Interlock your fingers around your left foot.

  • Step 3

    Keeping the right leg straight and strong, extend your left leg until it is fully straightened out.

  • Step 4

    Bend your elbows and fold over your spine to touch your forehead to your knee. Hold the stretch and repeat on the other side.

How do you modify Standing Head to Knee Pose?

  • Standing Head to Knee Pose for Beginners

  • Advanced Standing Head to Knee Pose

What are the benefits of Standing Head to Knee Pose?

  • Leg Strength

  • Arm Strength

  • Flexibility

Expert opinion

This is probably the most advanced of the Bikram postures, and it can take years of patience and practice to master.
Melissa McIntyre,The Hot Spot Yoga in London

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