8 DESCENDED FEMUR FOLD
Come back to Mountain Pose. Take your hands to your hips, shifting your weight into your left leg. Draw your right femur (upper leg bone) farther up into your hip socket. Your right leg remains straight, the foot lifting a few inches off the ground, in line with your standing leg. Maintain that lift, and hinge at your hips, coming toward a pike position (pictured). Draw your core in and up, lengthening your spine. For an additional challenge, extend your arms forward alongside your ears. Stay for a few rounds of breath, then lift up, and repeat on the other side.