o Sit with the legs straight, as your tummy grows you will find it more comfortable to open the legs wide sideways to allow more space to accommodate the belly.
o Place the hands on the knees, with the back straight and take an inhalation.
o On the out breath, bend from the hips, bringing the hands down further to the shin or until you reach a comfortable position without compressing the tummy. Keep the back as straight as possible and the neck in line with the back.
o Hold the position for about 20 seconds. Breathe in and straighten up again slowly.
Marcia has been practising yoga for over 20 years and has specialised in the Hatha and Ashtanga schools of yoga, although has also enjoyed learning other branches such as Iyengar. As well as yoga she practices meditation, and plays a wide range of sports, including badminton, cricket, cycling, and walking.