Wide-Legged Forward Bend
This stretch lengthens and tones the backs of your legs, often a tight area for many of us, said Michelle Thielen, founder of YogaFaith. "This pose can be invigorating and possibly replace your daily caffeine intake — it's that powerful!" Michelle told POPSUGAR.
- Stand with your feet three to four feet apart, placing your heels slightly wider than your toes.
- Bring your arms behind your back, clasping your fingers and pressing the heels of your palms together in a fist.
- Fold forward, hinging at your hips, drawing the crown of your head and your hands toward the floor. Relax your toes, and try to shift the weight of your hips forward so they're in line with your feet.
- Stay here for 10 deep breaths. Then press into your feet, engage your quads, and inhale as you stand up.