This move stretch and strengthens, working the Calves, Core, Glutes, Hamstrings, Lower Back, Upper Back!
Step 1: Start on hands and knees, palms flat and slightly in front of shoulders, knees under hips, and toes tucked under.
Step 2: Exhaling, straighten legs and press up into Downward-Facing Dog (your body should resemble an inverted V), stretching heels down toward mat.
Step 3: Inhaling, lift right leg up, pressing palms evenly into mat.
Step 4: Exhaling, shift torso forward into plank position (keep shoulders over wrists and core engaged) and pull right knee toward right elbow.
Step 5: Inhaling, reach right leg back to sky, returning to 1-legged Down Dog.
Step 6: Repeat Steps 4 & 5 for desired # of reps. Switch sides and repeat.
Image from womenshealthmag.com
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