Benefits of this Yoga Pose:
- Strengthens the arms and wrists
- Strengthens the core
- Improves balance
- Wrist injuries
- Low back injuries
- Begin in Downward–Facing Dog with your hands shoulder-width apart. Bring your left foot forward, just outside of your left hand, and place it flat on the floor, bending your left knee.
- Thread your left arm underneath your left leg. Press your palm into the floor, next to your left foot.
- Bend your arms deeply. Your elbows should point straight back, and your upper arms should be parallel to the floor.
- Using your left upper arm as a shelf for your leg, slowly straighten your left leg out to the side. Lift your toes from the floor.
- Shift your weight slightly forward. Slowly raise your right toes from the floor, reaching your right leg straight back. Gaze forward.
- Stay in the pose for up to five breaths. Exhale and lower your back foot to the ground; then push back to Downward-Facing Dog. Change sides.