Reclined Cow Face
Breakdown: Begin by lying on your back. Press your back firmly into the mat. Cross your right knee over your left knee and squeeze your thighs together. Lengthen your spine, keep your feet flexed. Pull your legs towards your chest. Switch by crossing the left knee on top of the right knee. Hold for one to two minutes.
Modifications: If you can’t reach your feet, grab the tops of your shins. Grab the outside of your feet for a deeper stretch.
Benefits: Opens the hips, relieves back pain and stretches the legs.