PASASANA

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Noose Pose

The goal To twist more deeply. To do Place a yoga block 3 feet or so from the wall, and with your feet to­gether, place your heels on the block. Then, bend your knees deeply to come into a squat. Place your right hand to the wall, and root through your heels. On an in­hala­tion, raise your left arm; on an ex­ha­la­tion, place your left el­bow or fore­arm on your outer right knee. Elon­gate your spine, spread your right ster­num and col­lar­bone to­ward the wall, and drop your right shoul­der blade.

The ben­e­fit Not only does this help prac­ti­tion­ers twist more deeply, but it’s also a great way to stretch the plan­tar fas­cia (which runs through the soles of your feet) and Achilles ten­dons (at the backs of your an­kles), says Clark.

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