Start by opening up your hips and lower back with Butterfly pose.
- Begin on your mat and bend your knees so the soles of your feet are touching. Use your hands to open your feet up like a book.
- Inhale with a straight spine, and exhale as you fold forward, pressing your elbows against your inner thighs to deepen the stretch.
- Relax your shoulders away from your ears and stay like this for five breaths.
Photos: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio