Strengthen your body and relax your mind with this flexible yoga routine.
Jeff Von Hoene
From Downward-Facing Dog, step one foot forward, and turn rear leg to face outward, toes pointing forward―neither leg should be bent, and both heels should stay flat on the mat. Place hand opposite of forward leg on ground by the arch of foot (so it crosses over the leg), and lift other arm toward the ceiling. (If this is too challenging, place hand on inside of forward foot, without crossing it over the leg, until you feel balanced and flexible enough to move it to the outside.) Allow head to follow extended arm, look toward fingertips, and hold. Return to Downward-Facing Dog position and hold, then perform Revolved-Triangle Pose with opposite leg forward, hold, and move back into Downward-Facing Dog. Bring legs together, and return to Standing Forward Bend position, hold, then slowly roll body up to Mountain position.