Start by sitting on the floor, with your legs straight out in front of you and your arms behind your back. Place your hands on the floor behind you with your fingers facing away from you. Take your left foot and place it flat on the ground on the outside of your right knee. Inhale and bring your right arm up. Exhale and pull your right arm down. Place your elbow on the outside of your left leg. Turn your chest, head and eyes to the left. Hold this pose for about a minute. Breathe. Slowly bring your head first and then your chest back to center. Now repeat on the other side.

If you have injuries or if you're concerned about exercising, consult with your health care provider before starting a yoga program.

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