In this pose, the glute muscles lift that leg up and hold it so it remains parallel to the floor. Talk about a workout.
- Stand with your feet together. Inhale as you extend your arms out wide in T position or straight overhead for a more advanced variation.
- Exhale as you bend forward at your hips, lifting your left leg straight behind you coming into Warrior 3. Draw your navel toward your spine and hold for five breaths. Then come to stand, lower your left leg, and repeat with the right leg lifted for another five.