Extended Triangle Pose
Powerfully stretches your hamstrings while your leg is straight and turned out—in preparation for the same muscle action in the final pose
Take a wide stance with your feet parallel to one another. Turn your left foot out, making sure your feet are lined up, left heel to right arch. Place your right hand on your right hip, and extend your left arm out in front of you. Firm your legs and bend forward, pushing your chest forward and your thighs back. Reach your fingertips down to the floor or to a block in front of you. Once your fingertips are grounded, keep your legs straight and rotate your left leg externally as you move your left fingertips behind your foot (to the floor or to a block). Lift your right arm up to the sky. Keep your legs strong, and elongate your body in all directions. Breathe, and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.