Benefits
“Koundi One,” as it’s commonly referred to, is a challenging arm balance with many benefits:
> Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
> Tones the core muscles
> Improves focus
> Improves sense of balance


Cautions:
This is an advanced posture
Carpel Tunnel syndrome

Steps:
1. Start in Downward Facing Dog. Step your left foot halfway up your mat. Now raise your right leg up in the air, and bring your knee forward to touch your left tricep. If you cannot get your knee to touch your tricep, remain at this step and practice this.

2. Once your right knee makes contact with your left tricep, lower your shoulders to the height of your elbows. Make sure your arms are toned and your elbows are not flaring out to the sides. Engage your core and lift your left foot towards the sky. Do not hop into this pose; if your foot doesn’t feel as if it will float off the ground, keep working at steps 1 and 2 until you are strong enough to lift your foot.

3. Hold your core strength as you extend your right leg straight, for the full expression of the pose. Stay here for 5 breaths, and then step back to Downward Facing Dog. Repeat using the left leg.

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