Areas trained: HIPS, GLUTES, STOMACH Technique Begin in downward-facing dog, or on your hands and knees. Bring your right knee just to the outside of your right wrist, placing your right ankle near your left wrist. Extend your left leg behind you so your knee and the top of your foot are resting on the floor. Press through your fingertips as you lift and lengthen your torso away from your thigh. Draw down through your front-leg shin and balance your weight evenly between your right and left hips. Press down through the tops of all five toes of the back foot. Look downward softly and hold for up to five minutes. To release the pose, tuck your back toes, lift your back knee off the mat, and then press yourself back into downward-facing dog. Repeat for the same amount of time on the other side.