Strengthen your body and relax your mind with this flexible yoga routine.
Jeff Von Hoene
Lift arms overhead, bringing torso upright as you step one leg back, positioning toes of this foot to face outward at a 90-degree angle. Keep both heels in contact with the floor at all times. Lean into a lunge with front leg bent at the knee, thigh parallel to floor, and shin in line with ankle (do not let knee extend over toes). Heel of front foot should be in line with arch of rear foot. Keep hips facing forward and lined up under shoulders. Lift chest, and bring shoulder blades down and back, away from ears. Look up toward hands as you breathe. Return to Standing Forward Bend, and hold position, then move back into Extended Warrior performing lunge with opposite leg, then return to Standing Forward Bend and hold again.