This rejuvenating chest opener also strengthens the wrists and shoulders and works the entire spine.
1. Lie on your stomach. Place hands by the chest. Keep the elbows close to your body. Tuck Toes under as if doing plank pose.
2. Inhale. Press palms into floor. Pull hips forward as you roll over the toes so the tops of the feet are now resting on the floor. Straighten arms and lift chest forward. Keep legs straight and active, especially the quad muscles to lift the knees off of the ground. The weight of the body is taken by the palms and the top of the feet. However if you need to lighten this pose initially allow the knees to bend slightly and rest them on the floor.
3. Roll shoulders away from the ears, keep lifting chest forward and up. Tilt head and gaze at tip of nose.
4. To come out exhale roll over toes and come into a restful Down Dog.