Lifted Head to Knee
Also known as Half-Splits, this pose opens up your hamstrings and calves, said Ava Johanna, a Los Angeles-based yoga and meditation instructor and host of The Alchemized Life podcast. It's a great way to work you way up to the ultimate test of flexibility: a full split.
- From Downward-Facing Dog, step your right foot between your palms, and lower down onto your left knee.
- Straighten and extend your right leg, flexing the toes back toward your face.
- Pull your right hip back in line with the left, and fold over your right leg.
- Hold for a five breaths, then bend back into the right knee and switch legs.