URDHVA MUKHA SVANASANA, VARIATION
For a longer exploration of this pose with less effort but many of the same benefits, practice it with your lower thighs on a bolster (to support your hips) and your hands on blocks (to lessen the backbend)—you may need more height for the blocks if you’re using a larger bolster. Start by kneeling behind the bolster, placing your palms on the blocks. Move into Plank Pose, and reach your chest forward between your arms. Rest your legs on the bolster, either rolling over your toes or turning your feet over (once your legs are resting). Externally rotate your shoulders while internally rotating your lower arms. Explore pressing your hands away from each other as you take the bottom tips of your shoulders straight down (as you did in Dandasana) to broaden and lift your chest.