Open Side Fierce
This variation of Fierce offers an even deeper twist, and since your legs are in a low squat, it's a killer move for the lower body.
- From Side Fierce on the second side, inhale and rise back up into Fierce, and as you exhale, cross your right elbow over your left thigh, planting your right palm on the floor beside your left foot. If you can't reach all the way, just allow your fingers to hover in the air, as close to the floor as possible.
- Extend your left arm straight up toward the ceiling, stacking your shoulders, and gaze at your lifted palm. Make sure both knees are parallel. Hold for five deep breaths.
- Press into your feet, inhale to rise back up to Fierce, and exhale to repeat this pose on the right side, holding for another five breaths. Then rise back up to Fierce pose and straighten the legs (ahh).