3 Ways to Modify Supta Padangusthasana

This article originally appeared in Yoga Journal online.

By Nicki Doane & Eddie Modestini

Modify Supta Padangusthasana if needed to find safe alignment for your body.

If your hamstrings are short or stiff …

Try using a belt around the foot of your lifted leg so you can reach your foot without bending your leg. Wrap the strap around the arch or ball of the top leg’s big toe. Grab a strap end in each hand, wrapping the strap around your hands to help you pull on your foot. Soften through your front body and release any tension in your shoulders. Keep breathing through your nose.

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Nicki Doane