The goal To twist more deeply. To do Place a yoga block 3 feet or so from the wall, and with your feet together, place your heels on the block. Then, bend your knees deeply to come into a squat. Place your right hand to the wall, and root through your heels. On an inhalation, raise your left arm; on an exhalation, place your left elbow or forearm on your outer right knee. Elongate your spine, spread your right sternum and collarbone toward the wall, and drop your right shoulder blade.
The benefit Not only does this help practitioners twist more deeply, but it’s also a great way to stretch the plantar fascia (which runs through the soles of your feet) and Achilles tendons (at the backs of your ankles), says Clark.