Seated upright, with your right leg extended and the sole of your left foot against the right inner thigh, open your left knee further back, widening the angle and distance between your two knees. Inhale, lift and turn your torso to face your left knee; exhale, side bend to the right over your extended right leg.
Rest the back of your bottom hand on the floor inside your inner right thigh. Inhale, reach your left arm over your top ear for the right foot; exhale and pull your top shoulder back, revolving your chest open to the ceiling.
Benefits of the pose: lengthening the side body—stretching from your hips through your armpits as you work with the breath to open the sides of your body.