Kate Gilmore, Wall Bearer, 2011
Start standing on the knees and step one foot forward into a lunge, bringing the knee over the ankle and keeping the back knee grounded, top of the back foot pressing into the floor. Bring the fingertips to the floor, framing the foot and begin to sink the hips forward and down. Look forward and lift through the chest, making sure not to round the upper back. Keeping the fingertips and front foot where they are, start to draw the hips back and straighten through the front leg, coming onto the heel of the front foot. Tailbone pulls back as the chest reaches forward, keeping the spine long, flat back. Hold lunge and half split for 3 steady breaths each and then switch sides.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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