Improves balance; strengthens thighs, calves, and ankles; stretches legs and chest; develops concentration.
Begin in Mountain Pose.
To help with balance, extend your arms out to either side.
Bend one knee to the side, and set your toes on the floor and your heel against your ankle.
Lift your hands up to the sky.
Hold this pose for a couple of breaths, then lower your arms and stand on both legs.
Repeat on your opposite side.
As your balance increases and you are ready for a challenge, try placing your foot higher on your leg, being careful to avoid pressing it against your knee.