Preparation: Begin by bringing the breath deep into the belly keeping the eyes focused downward.
Execution: Lying on your stomach, bend the knees and grab the outside of your feet. Roll the shoulders up to the ears and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Then kick the feet back to create a lift in the thighs and chest. Hold for 5 breaths and release slowly.
Notes: If you can’t reach your feet, sling a strap or a towel over the feet and hold onto that. If your neck hurts or you find breathing difficult, simply direct your gaze downward to lengthen the back of the neck.