Start in Mountain Pose.

Shift your weight on to right foot and bend your left knee.

Grab the inside of your left foot with your left hand.

Find your balance.

Lengthen your tailbone downwards and tone your abdomen.

Begin to push your left foot into your left hand so that your back foot rises up behind and away from you.

Keep your left knee hugging in towards your midline and not out to the side.

As your foot rises up, tilt your torso forwards, maintaining a lift through your chest.

Raise your right hand up to the sky and shift your gaze upwards.

Stay in the pose for a few breaths, then slowly release.

Repeat on the opposite side, holding for the same length of time.

Modifications: If you can’t grab hold of your back foot, wrap a strap around your foot and hold the strap instead.

If you are struggling with balance, use a wall for support.