Legs Up the Tree
This posture is good for stretching hamstrings, releasing the back, calming the nerves and improving sleep. Don’t do it if you have high blood pressure.
Bring one hip close to a tree or a wall.
Reclining Big Toe 1
Here’s Angi’s take on Supta Padangusthasana, Reclining Big Toe Pose.
Do it in three positions—with the strap around the ball of the foot, then around the arch, then around the heel.
Reclining Big Toe 2
Place your hands in the strap, palms facing each other, and extend your arms above your head. Lift your head, gently drawing your arms backwards. Don’t hike your shoulders.
Reclining Big Toe 3
Open the leg to the side of the body, keeping the center of both knees in line with the center of the toes. Keep the other thigh pressing into the ground.Try to keep both sides of the sacrum evenly pushing into the ground, although that will not be easy. Imagine that the hip bones, where Angi is touching, are moving in towards each other. Spread the toes, and imagine your feet are pushing through walls.