This multitasking move also strengthens legs and opens up hip flexors.
- From Downward Dog, step both feet together so your big toes are touching.
- Keeping the right heel on the mat, raise your left leg in the air, coming into Three-Legged Dog, and then bend the knee. Actively squeeze your left heel in toward your hip, lifting the knee high.
- Lift your head up and turn to look over your right shoulder, arching the spine. Think about drawing your head and foot toward each other (if your spine is extremely flexible, your foot and head will touch).
- Hold here for five breaths, keeping the belly still and breathing into the chest.
Get more yoga poses to strengthen your arms here.