“The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow”
The posture “Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana” or “Standing split” helps calming the brain, stretching the hamstrings, calves, and thighs, and strengthening the thighs, knees, and ankles
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
(Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana)
(This picture is taken at 40 degree Hot Yoga studio in Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose is one of the 26 postures from Bikram yoga series. In this posture you will use your “strength” to create “flexibility”. By pulling on your heels, you generate the power to stretch your legs, hips and spine. The goal are to have your spine perfectly straight and to fully stretch your hamstrings by engaging your quadriceps and keeping your knees locked.
Benefits of the posture
It helps the functioning of most of the internal abdominal organs, especially the small and large intestine, and improves the flexibility of hamstrings, calves, pelvis, ankles, hip joints and releases the last five vertabrae of the spine.
Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.
-William Jennings Bryan