52 Poses: 17/52: Parsvottanasana

25eba5c45cbbdfe0fc4e133c7515660fParsvottanasana....or Pyramid Pose.

Not of my favorites at all. 422e3017ffa1edd7647f65316d2cbb2a

Hips are square, spine extended, shoulders back, back heel solidly planted. All the while your hamstrings are stretching an ungodly amount. Don't get me wrong, it's a good pose. But eek, it's difficult.

Here's Christina Sell demonstrating some variations...looks simple, but OMG:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhxAJMoWTyk&w=640&h=390]

Can't wait to practice with her this summer....hurry up June!