o Sit on the floor with the legs straight out in front.
o Keep the knees straight, but not locked, with feet and toes upright.
o Position the hands next to the hips with the fingers pointing forwards, pressing the hands down firmly into the floor to straighten the back.
o Stretch up through the top of the head, keeping ears, neck in line with the back.
o Hold this position for about 20 seconds breathing normally. Then relax the arms and legs.
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.