This forward bend variation will open tight shoulders and hamstrings.
- Stand with three to four feet between your feet. Turn your toes in slightly and interlace the fingers in a fist behind the back.
- Inhale to engage the abs and pull the hands away from the shoulders. Exhale to fold at your hips, keeping the legs and spine straight.
- Hold for five deep breaths, trying to lower the hands toward the floor. Then come to stand at the front of your mat with both feet together.
- Fold forward into a Standing Forward Bend. Step or hop the feet back and inhale to Upward Facing Dog, exhale to Downward Facing Dog.