Sit upright on the floor with your left leg extended out to the side. Bend your right knee, bringing your foot to the inside of your right thigh. Place your left hand or forearm on the floor near your left inner thigh. Inhale and raise your right hand up to the ceiling. On an exhalation, lean to the left and place your right hand behind your head. Turn your head to look upward, moving your elbow backward. Feel a deep stretch in the right side of your waist. Hold this position for three to six breaths. Return to center and repeat on the other side, or proceed to the more advanced variation.
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