Yoga for Beginners: Monkey Pose
09/22/2009 | 12:00 AM
The Monkey Pose (Markatasana) supports digestion, which helps insure optimal health and circulation to the skin. As a bonus, it’s easy to learn and can also relieve backaches.
- Lie down flat on a yoga mat and spread your arms out, palms facing the sky.
- Fold both your legs up to the knees and keep them near your hips.
- Turn your knees towards the right side and slowly lower them to the floor. Your left knee should rest on your right knee and your left ankle should rest on your right ankle.
- Turn your neck to the left and hold.
- Switch sides and repeat.
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