Sitting at a desk all day makes for tight hips, which can lead to an achy lower back, so this effective hip-opener is a must.
- Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your left knee and place your knee, shin, and foot on the floor so they're parallel with your pelvis. Bend your right knee and place it on top so your knees, shins, and ankles are stacked. You'll know you're doing it right when you gaze down and see that your legs make a little triangle.
- To make this pose more intense, place your hands in front of your shins and walk them out as far as you can, folding your chest toward your legs.
- Stay here for five breaths, then slowly rise up and switch legs so your left knee is on top.