Benefits of this Yoga Pose:

  • Strengthens the arms and wrists
  • Strengthens the core
  • Improves balance

 Step 1


 Step 2

  • Wrist injuries
  • Low back injuries


  1. Begin in DownwardFacing 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.
  2. Thread your left arm underneath your left leg. Press your palm into the floor, next to your left foot.
  3. Bend your arms deeply. Your elbows should point straight back, and your upper arms should be parallel to the floor.
  4. 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.
  5. Shift your weight slightly forward. Slowly raise your right toes from the floor, reaching your right leg straight back. Gaze forward.
  6. 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.