Watch more How to Do Yoga Poses videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/319-How-to-Do-Yoga-Poses Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to do the extended hand to toe pose, a yoga posture that strengthens back and leg muscles. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Mountain Pose Stand at the front of your mat with your feet shoulder-width apart and your weight evenly distributed between them, your spine erect, and your arms at your sides. Step 2: Raise right knee While exhaling, bend your right knee, and bring it up toward your chest. Slip the middle and index fingers of your right hand around the big toe on your right foot. Place your left hand on your hip, and remain balanced this way for several breaths. Tip If you're having trouble balancing on one foot, do this exercise near a wall so you can steady yourself or help yourself come out of the pose gracefully. Step 3: Extend right leg While inhaling, slowly extend your right leg, keeping your fingers entwined with your big toe. Straighten your standing leg. Lift your chest forward and up, and lift the top of your head straight up toward the ceiling. Do not lean back. Step 4: Hold pose Hold the pose for several breaths. Step 5: Lower leg Slowly bend your right knee and bring your right leg back close to your body. Step 6: Lower foot Release your fingers from your toe and lower your foot to the ground, and relax. Step 7: Repeat pose Repeat the pose with your left leg and hold it for the same number of breaths that you did on your right. Step 8: Release pose Release the pose and lower your left foot to the ground. Definitely better than unstrung and unbalanced. Did You Know? Married Hindu women traditionally wear bichiyas, or toe rings, on the second toes of both feet.
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