After hugging the knees into the chest, inhale as you cross your right knee in front of your left knee. Wrap your left toes around the back of your right ankle, just like in Eagle Pose.
Extend your arms out in cactus position with your elbows at right angles, palms facing up.
Slowly lower both knees to the left with an exhale. Rest them on the ground, and turn your head to the right.
Hold here for at least five breaths, feeling your spine lengthen and twist. You may even hear some “cracks.”
Use your abs to lift your knees back to center with an inhale. Exhale to uncross your legs, and inhale to cross them the opposite way, with your left knee on top. Exhale to slowly lower both knees to the right, looking over your left shoulder for another five breaths.
Release and find your way into a Standing Forward Bend, and repeat this sequence on the left side.