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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
- A wall
Stand at the front of your mat with your feet hip-width apart and your weight evenly distributed between them, your spine erect, and your arms at your sides.
Step w/ right foot
Step your right foot about one foot in front of your left, and shift your weight onto the right leg.
Extend arms up
Extend your arms straight up overhead and press your palms together.
Lift left leg
Raise your left leg up behind you, keeping the leg straight as your torso and arms lower in front of you as if your hips are a hinge.
Align & square hips
When your left leg, back, and arms are parallel to the ground, forming a T with your right leg, square your hips to the ground.
Hold the pose for a few slow breaths.
Release the pose by lowering your leg and simultaneously raising your torso.
Repeat the pose on your left leg, holding it for as many breaths as you did on the right.
Release the pose by lowering your leg and raising your torso. You’ll have a namesake in no time.