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Engage the muscles in your belly while stretching and lengthening out your torso in Bow.

  • After slowly coming up from Wide-Legged Forward Bend C, step to the front of your mat. Then, slowly lower to your knees and come to lie on your belly. Bend your knees, and hold onto the outside edge of your right ankle and then your left.
  • Once you have a firm hold of each ankle, try to keep your toes together, either pointing or flexing your feet. Lift your feet up as high as you can, and shift your weight forward so you're resting on your navel instead of on your pubic bone.
  • Hold for five deep breaths, and then slowly release.

Source: Laughing River Yoga