How-to: Set your front knee right over your ankle, fingertips on either side of your foot. Reach your other foot far enough back that your front thigh comes parallel to the ground.
Tips: Set your feet up so you’re not on a "tightrope" – so at least hip-width from side to side. Keep your front hip open so your knee doesn’t lean to the inside of your ankle.
Benefits: Opens and strengthens thighs.
Michael Taylor is a yoga guide at Strala Yoga in New York City. (Michael prefers "guide" to "instructor"). He's practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than two decades. He holds a degree in mind-body medicine from Harvard, and studied alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. Mike is also the CEO of social media company Odyl, climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is the husband of yoga master Tara Stiles.