Halfway Up Position

Halfway Up Position

Halfway Up Position

halfway position

You have heard your teacher say “half way up” about 100 times, but do you really know how to take this pose properly?  A misaligned halfway up position can create a sore lower back, weak core and sore neck.  A properly aligned halfway position can help stretch your hamstrings, strengthen your core and relieve low back pain.  Here is what you need to know:

  • start with feet hip distance apart, toes turned in slightly
  • bend knees until your fingertips touch the floor; if this feels impossible, place blocks under the hands
  • tip your tailbone up in dog tilt
  • stretch your heart forward and broaden your collar bones
  • use your fingertips to pull your heart forward more
  • stay here a few breaths and each exhale draw your navel in and up to engage the core
  • when done, forward fold with bent knees

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Elizabeth Delaney