Place a chair sideways against a wall. Stand with your right side near the seat, legs farther than hip-width apart and knees slightly bent, right foot pointing toward the chair. Bend sideways from your hips and place your right hand lightly on the chair seat. Stretch your left arm upward.
•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.