This variation of Tree pose will offer a wonderful stretch for the sides of your torso.
- Stand with your feet together. Put all your weight into your left foot and lift your right foot off the ground. Grab onto your right ankle with your right hand, flex your foot, and place your heel as far up your leg as possible with your toes pointing down.
- To prevent your right foot from sliding down, actively press your left leg and the sole of your right foot against each other. Draw your right knee back to open your hip.
- Press your palms together in front of your heart and raise your arms over your head. Slowly lower your right forearm and rest it on your right thigh, leaning to the right.
- Stay here for five breaths.