Leg Lifts

A Pitta-Pacifying Yoga Pose
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Lie on your back and extend the arms out to the sides like a “T.” Press the palms into the ground. Flex the feet and engage the legs. Inhale to lift the left leg off the ground 90 degrees. Exhale to lower slowly. Inhale to reach the right leg up and exhale to lower it. If the low back is straining, then bring your hands underneath your sacrum and/or bend the knee. Do several repetitions on each side.

Pitta Focus:

Secure the lower back to the floor. Let your breath guide the movement.

Benefits:

Strengthens the core muscles and builds agni.