This standing pose will tone the thighs and tush and offer a nice stretch for the hip flexors.
- From Standing Forward Bend, step or hop your feet back, lowering into Four-Limbed Staff (Chaturanga). Inhale to Up Dog, and exhale to Down Dog.
- Step your right foot forward between your hands. Turn your left heel in, press into your feet, and lift your torso. Lift your arms up, and press your palms together. Draw your shoulder blades down toward your hips, and gaze up at your hands.
- Hold here for five breaths, keeping the front thigh parallel with the floor.
Source: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio