This posture is also known as the Lifted Lotus pose. Requires great arms strength.
Starting from the Lotus position (Padmasana), legs crossed with each foot placed on the opposite thigh, soles on the feet facing upwards. Place the hands on the floor behind the legs, next to the hips, on the out breath lift the whole body up away from the floor for about 10 seconds or longer if you can. Keep the head straight and the shoulder down.
Change over the crossed legs and repeat the posture for another 10 seconds.
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.