Half Monkey

Benefits

  • Stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Hamstring Stretch

Yoga 15 Series

Instructions

  • From Low Lunge, rock back and flex your front foot. Square your hips with the mat and fold forward.
  • Walk your hands towards the top of your mat and draw your toes back to increase the stretch in the backs of your legs. 
  • Be careful not to over-stretch your lower back.
  • Stay in the pose for 5-10 deep breaths. 
  • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, rock back to Low Lunge and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.

Contraindications

  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee or lower back injury.