Toe Stand Pose

What is Toe Stand Pose?

Toe Stand Pose is a challenging balance pose that not only strengthens your core, hips, knees, ankles and toes, but also helps improve your focus. With regular practice, expect stronger joints, better balance and a calmer minder.

How do you do Toe Stand Pose?

  • Step 1

    Begin in a standing posture, then raise your right foot onto your left thigh. Hold your palms in a prayer position, centered on your chest.

  • Step 2

    Bend forward at the hips, keeping your right leg bent and your standing leg straight, until your hands reach the floor.

  • Step 3

    Slowly bend your knee and sit down on your left heel, putting your weight on the ball of your foot.

  • Step 4

    Bring your hands away from the floor one at a time and move them into prayer position.

How do you modify Toe Stand Pose?

  • Advanced Toe Stand Pose

  • Toe Stand Pose for Weak Knees

What are the benefits of Toe Stand Pose?

  • Core Strength

  • Flexibility

  • Balance

Expert opinion

I don’t recommend anyone does this pose in their first class—you need to get the foundation of tree pose first.
Jennifer Lobo,bode nyc in New York City

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