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Learn all the basic yoga poses -- downward facing dog, lotus, plank, and so on -- so you can get toned and find a little inner calmness, too.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothing suitable for stretching and moving
- A calm place where you won't be distracted or disturbed
- A yoga mat or folded blanket
Lie on stomach
Lie on your stomach with your legs stretched straight out behind you, and the tops of your feet pressed against the mat.
Place hands on waist
Bend your arms at the elbow and place your hands, palms down, on each side of your waist, fingers spread. Your forearms should be perpendicular to the mat.
Inhale and press firmly off the mat, straightening your arms and lifting your torso and head upright, expanding your chest. Your knees and thighs should raise a few inches off the mat.
Round your tailbone down and forward, rotating your pelvis forward and up toward your navel, lifing up your chest even higher through the top of your sternum.
Hold the pose for several steady, even breaths.
Release the pose on an exhale by lowering yourself back to the mat. You’re an animal!