o Lie flat on your back with the knees straight. Bend the right knee and bring it up towards the chest.
o Hold the knee with both hands then take a deep breath in and on the out breath hug the knee gently, without forcing it into the belly, as your tummy grows bring the knee outwards to the side of your tummy, so that it does not press into your tummy.
o Loosen the grip on the knee, breath in and repeat the knee hug as you breath out. Release the knee and straighten the leg, then repeat the cycle on the other side.
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.