Strengthens the spine, arms, and legs; stretches shoulders, chest, and belly; improves posture; helps relieve stress; may help relieve symptoms of asthma.
Begin by laying on your stomach.
Lift your head, upper body, arms, and feet off the floor.
Hold this position for a couple of breaths, then gently release your body to your mat.
You might find it easier to have your arms bent, with your hands under your shoulders. For a challenge, extend your arms alongside your body, with your fingers pointed towards your toes. To help encourage breathing in this pose, hiss like a snake!