Back to Yoga Basics
Photography by: David Martinez
From Mountain pose, separate your feet slightly more than hip-width. Lift your breastbone, drawing the shoulder blades down your spine as you interlace your fingers behind your back. Inhale into a slight backbend, then exhale, folding forward from your hips, bringing your torso toward the floor. Keep your breastbone lengthening away from your hips, reaching the arms up and overhead. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths, lower your hands to the small of your back, bend your knees and roll up slowly.