This essential yoga pose lengthens the back of the legs, with special focus on the calves.
- Begin in a plank pose with your hands under your shoulders, then lift your pelvis up, making a "V" with your body. Walk your feet toward your hands if you need to.
- Work on bringing your heels toward the ground to stretch your calves.
- To deepen the stretch, try pedaling lightly by pressing down on one heel while bending the other leg (as shown). Hold a few seconds per leg and then switch.
- Hold or pedal your feet for 30 seconds.