Sit on your shins with your knees hip-width apart.
Inhale to put both hands on your hips, and exhale to gently arch back, just beginning to warm up your lower back and quads.
When you’re ready, reach your right hand back toward your right heel and then your left toward your left heel. Your hands are there for balancing support, so don’t lean all your weight into them. Shift weight forward into your knees to increase the stretch you feel in your belly and chest.
Lower your head behind you, and stay here for five breaths.