Lifted Head to Knee
"This pose helps you work into the hips, the hamstrings, and the lower back, so it's great for overall flexibility," said certified yoga teacher Alex C. Wilson. It also involves a slight forward fold, which Alex said gives it a calming, introspective energy. She recommended doing it as a dynamic posture, moving smoothly between Low Crescent Lunge and Lifted Head to Knee (also called Half-Splits).
- From Low Crescent Lunge, place your hands on either side of your front foot.
- Exhale to shift your weight back, straightening the front leg and folding forward with both feet flexed.
- Hold for 10-20 seconds.
- Shift back and forth between Lifted Head to Knee and Low Crescent Lunge, hitting each pose three to four times. Repeat on the other leg.