This classic pose stretches out your spine, lower back, hips, and glutes, said yoga instructor Brooke Diaz of Yoga Joint. Mentally, she said, it can help you ground yourself before, after, or even during a stressful work day.
- Kneel on your mat with your knees hips-width distance apart and your big toes touching behind you. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, lay your torso over your thighs. Try to lengthen your neck and spine by drawing your ribs away from your tailbone and the crown of your head away from your shoulders.
- Rest your arms beside your legs, with palms facing up, or try extending your arms out in front of you.
- Hold for 20-30 seconds.