o Stand with feet about one metre apart facing forward. On the inbreathe lift arms sideways to shoulder height with the palms facing down.
o On the out breathe bend down from the hips, placing the right hand on the left ankle, as your tummy grows you may find it harder to go all the way down to the ankle, so place your hands on the shin or knee. The left hand is positioned upwards with the palm facing behind you.
o Breathe in and come out of the posture. You may find it easier to bring the left hand down and support the torso with the hands on your legs as you come up.
o Repeat the same the other way round.
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.