"For most people, when our posture is compromised, our shoulders rise and our heads jut forward," Tara Purnell, RYT-200, told POPSUGAR. Purnell likes this pose because it will strengthen your back, bringing awareness to weak areas. If you want to restore a healthy posture, focus on moves that open the heart and lengthen the spine, Purnell said.
- Lie flat on your belly with your legs together. Place your arms by your sides so your palms are facing up.
- As you inhale, lift your legs, head, and upper body off the floor. Your hands remain on the floor for support. As you breathe, extend the crown of your head away from your toes, lengthening as much as you can through your spine.
- Stay for five breaths, and then release back to the mat.