Benefits: Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles and spine. Stretches the groin, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.
Starting in mountain pose, interlace your fingers around your right knee as you pull it in towards your chest. From here, grab a hold of your ankle and rest the inside of your foot along the inside of your standing leg, either up above the knee on the thigh, or down below the knee along your calf. Bring your hands to a prayer position at your heart or raise them up towards the sky, creating branches with your arms.
Note: Make sure to avoid resting your foot directly on your kneecap as this can lead to injuries.