Chopping wood

Kashtha Takshanasana

  • Squat with the feet flat on the floor a comfortable distance apart.
  • Have the knees fully bent and separated.
  • Clasp the fingers of both hands together and place them above the floor between the feet.
  • Straighten the arms and keep them straight throughout the practice.
  • Imagine the action of chopping wood and raise the straightened arms up towards the ceiling, stretch the spine long.
  • Gaze up to the fist.
  • Make a downward stroke with the arms, as if chopping wood.
  • Simultaneously, expel the breath and make a ‘Ha’ sound.
  • This completes one round, practice 5-10 rounds.

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