Stand naturally. With focused attention down through the bones of your pelvis, legs and into your feet, yield to the earth. Breathe.
Adapt the form! If you struggle with balance, begin with your back at the wall for support and gradually move away. You will build strength, resilience, and access ease over time.
Fan your toes and press down evenly through the balls of your foot and central point of your heel.
Keeping your breath flowing and attention on the sensations in your body, lift your other foot and actively press it against the inside of your opposite leg, not on any joint. Play with harmonizing your actions..
Move slowly and progressively. Adapt the form to your body. Your foot might be on the ground in ‘kick-stand’ fashion or between your ankle and knee.
Explore the asana regularly and allow your arms to reach up toward the sky as a corresponding action to your connection to ground.
Feel the dynamic energy connecting you to earth, sky, and sun through the center of your body. This force of nature is simultaneously stimulating and soothing for body/mind – stability (sthira) and comfort, ease or flow (sukham).