Begin in mountain pose Tadasana, feet hip-width apart, spread the toes and lift the kneecaps. Shift the weight over to the right side and slowly lift the left leg and place the sole of the foot to the inside of the ankle, knee or inner thigh. Find an object in front of you to focus on. Pull the opposite knee and hip open away from one another. Gently push the left foot into the right thigh and the right thigh into the left foot. Hold this for 5 to 10 deep breaths.
Improves balance, focus and concentration. Strengthens the ankle, knee and hip stabilizers. Steadies the nerves and calms the mind.