Low Lunge After you come out of Bound Side Angle on the left, keep your left foot forward and gently lower your right knee to the earth. Inhale to lengthen your spine and extend your arms alongside your ears. Stay here, feeling a stretch in the right hip and quadriceps muscles. Or bend your back leg and place the sole of the right foot in the crook of your right elbow as you clasp hands and take a backbend ( pictured). Be mindful of keeping length in the spine; avoid crunching the lower back. Gaze upward. Hold your version of the pose for 5–10 breaths before switching sides.