Stretch your chest, shoulders, back and leg muscles with this yoga-based forward bend. It's important to place your feet correctly on the mat so you will feel stable and balanced while in the pose.
Stand upright on a flat, non-slippery surface. Place your right foot forward with your toes pointed straight ahead. Step backward with your left foot so that your feet are approximately 31/2 feet apart. Line up your left heel with your right heel, rotating your left foot out slightly. Interlace your fingers behind your hips. Inhale and raise your chest, pulling your abdominals in toward your spine.