Starting from the downward-facing dog position, then turn the torso to your right side by placing the right foot on top of the left foot and the right hand on the right hip as you turn.
Your left arm should be perpendicular to the floor and your body weight will be supported by your left hand and outer part of your left foot.
Keep the alignment of the body in a straight line, without collapsing the chest or hips forward. Hold this position for about 30 seconds.
To come out return to downward-facing dog posture and repeat it on the other side. Then return back to downward-facing dog and rest in the child pose.
This posture helps to build upper body strength and stretch the thighs.
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.