Revolved Side Angle Pose
The Revolved Side Angle Pose "stretches and strengthens the legs, engages the postural muscles, and simultaneously stretches and works the obliques," said Julie, while also stimulating digestive and circulatory systems. Here's how to do the move:
- From Downward Dog, step the right foot forward between the hands and press the back heel into the mat. Lift the torso to an upright position and bring the hands to the heart center.
- Lengthen the spine and pull the belly in like you are wearing a corset. Twist the torso to the right and reach the left elbow to the outside of the right thigh, keeping the back leg strong and pressing into the mat.
- Hold the pose and breathe deeply for 20 seconds. Lower both hands to the floor and step back to a Downward Dog. Repeat with left leg forward.
Transition: From Downward Dog, step back into a High Plank, then lower to Low Plank. Pull up into an Upward Dog and then press back into Downward Dog. Step or jump both feet to the front of the mat. Lie onto your back, lift your head, and pull both knees into chest.