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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
Sit on mat
Sit on the mat with your legs extended out in front of you.
Lift right foot onto thigh
Bend your right leg at the knee, moving your right foot toward your left thigh. Gently lift the foot up onto the thigh near the hip crease. The sole of your foot should be facing up.
Repeat on left leg
Now do the same with your left leg, moving your left foot onto your left thigh.
Rest hands on knees
Place the back of your hands on your knees, and form a circle with your index finger and thumb on both hands. Allow the other three fingers to point directly outward.
Breathe steadily and smoothly. Stay in the pose as long as you are comfortable—some yoga practitioners meditate in this pose for extended periods of time, sometimes even several hours.
Release the pose by removing your right foot and then your left foot from your hips, relax, and return to this earthly plane of existence.