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Dragon Pose

Benefits

Improves balance, stretches arms and back, strengthens legs and core.

Step 1

Begin in Downward Facing Dog.

 Step 2

Step one foot forward, between your hands.

Step 3

Lower your back knee to the ground, and rest the top of your foot on your mat.

Step 4

Lift your hands up to the sky, keeping your palms facing each other.

Step 5

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths, then lower your hands to the floor and press back into Downward Facing Dog.

Step 6

Repeat on your opposite side.

Tip

To encourage breathing in this pose, pretend to breathe fire or describe the castle your dragon is guarding.

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