Kneel on the floor, then sit on your heels with your toes tucked under and pointed forward. Rest your hands on your thighs, palms up, thumbs and index fingers touching. Place a cushion under or behind your knees, if needed, for comfort and balance. Hold for 3 to 5 full breaths.
Benefits: Increases circulation to the feet, stretches arches, helps prepare your feet for the standing poses that follow.
•Breathe deeply and slowly through your nose during the poses.
•Focus on elongating your spine and contracting your abdominals as a way to take deeper breaths.
•If you experience discomfort, stop immediately. You should feel a gentle stretch but no strain.