Side Crow (also known as Side Crane) strengthens your arms, wrists, abdomen and back. It also improves balance.

HOW TO DO IT: Begin by lowering yourself into a squat, thighs parallel to the floor. For safety, consider placing a folded blanket in front of you in case you tilt forward onto your head. Bring your left arm to the outside of your right leg. Twist your torso to the left. Lean forward with your torso while you keep your head and chest lifted. Position your legs so that your hips rest on top of your right arm and your knees rest on top of your left arm. Stack your feet and lift them off the floor. If you’re able to, straighten your legs. Hold for 30 seconds. Gently straighten your arms and lower your feet back to the ground. Rest for a couple breaths. Repeat the exercise on the other side. Remember to breathe.