- Begin in Mountain Pose (Tadasana).
- INHALE and step your feet 3 ½ to 4 feet apart. Bring feet parallel.
- Bring your arms to shoulder height, palms facing down. Turn your right foot 90 degrees to the right. Turn your left foot slightly in.
- EXHALE and reach your right arm out to the right and then down. Bring your hand to your shin or ankle.
- INHALE and reach your left hand toward the sky, palm facing forward. Gaze up to your hand.
- Hold the pose for 5-6 slow, deep breaths.
- Drop your gaze and activate your core and legs.
- INHALE and rise.
- EXHALE and step your feet together.
- Repeat opposite side.
Modification: Gaze toward the floor.
- Strengthens thighs, stretches legs, hips and shoulders
- Tones reproductive organs; improves digestion
- Relieves stress and anxiety
When to Avoid
- Avoid this pose if you have low blood pressure.