BENEFITS Warms up your hips and hamstrings to prepare for the deeper intensity of Ardha Chandra Chapasana, our final pose
INSTRUCTION Take a wide stance with your feet parallel to one another. Turn your left foot out 90 degrees, making sure your feet are lined up, left heel to right arch. Place your left fingertips to the floor on the outside of your left foot, and extend your right arm over your head. (Alternatively, place your left forearm on your right thigh). Keep the weight balanced between the front and back legs as you breathe and elongate all parts of your body. Hold for 3–5 breaths. Repeat on the other side.
See also Whole-Body Wake-Up Call: Extended Side Angle