Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Split)

Pure Hot Yoga Pose Benefits:

Strengthens the legs, stretches the hamstrings, improves balance and core strength.

Pure Hot Yoga Step by Step:

1) Begin in uttanasana.
2) Shift your weight into the right leg and kick the left leg up behind you.
3) Keep the hands on the floor and the hips squared towards the floor.
4) Walk the hands back toward the standing foot, deepening the stretch.
5) Lower the lifted leg and forward bend before doing the other side.

Pure Hot Yoga Beginners:

Make sure to warm up your hamstrings before attempting this pose. Use a block under your hands if they don’t reach the floor when your standing leg is straight.
Try bending the standing leg, then lifting the other leg a little higher. Restraighten the standing leg while maintaining the height in the lifted leg.

Pure Hot Yoga Advanced:

Move one hand and then the other to the ankle of your standing leg, increasing the difficulty of the balance.