Start by lying flat on the floor with the feet together.
Breathe in, bend the knees and raise both legs towards the chest.
Breathe out and hold the knees as close as possible to the chest.
Ease the pressure and hold the posture for about 30 seconds rocking from side to side gently and breathing normally.
This posture gives the back a massage especially after a backbend position. It also helps to release back pain during pregnancy. See the variation for this position on our pre-natal yoga session.
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.