Sanskrit Name: Utthan Pristhasana
English Translation: Lizard Pose
- Begin in Downward Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your palms, keeping your hands on the floor.
- Lower your left knee to the floor and release your elbows to the floor as well. Either rest your hands palms facing down on the mat, or bring your hands together in prayer position. Continue to squeeze your right knee toward your body and keep your gaze in front of you to encourage your hips to lower toward the floor.
- Stay here for five breaths and then rise back onto your hands. Tuck your back toes and step your right leg back into Down Dog. Step your left foot forward, repeating this pose on the other side.