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Twisted Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana)

Stand with feet and legs together.

Bend knees and sink hips down and back similar to sitting in a chair.

Bring palms together in front of chest.

Rotate spine and bring right elbow to left knee.

Keep chest lifted.

Hold for 30 to 45 seconds.

Repeat on other side.

Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

Start in standing position and bend knees slightly.

Lift right leg up.

Place right leg around standing leg and hook foot/ankle behind left calf.

Sink hips down and back similar to sitting in a chair.

Cross arms at elbows and wrists in front of chest.

Hold for up to 1 minute.

Out of pose, shake legs and switch sides.

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Lie on back.

Bring hands with palms down under butt.

Bend elbows and lean on them.

Press elbows into floor.

Lift chest towards ceiling and arch back.

Bring elbows towards each other.

Drop head back towards floor behind you.

Hold for 30-45 seconds.

Butterfly Pose (Badhakonasana)

Start in sitting position with legs stretched out front.

Slowly bend legs at knees.

Pull legs in so heels touch each other and close to pelvis.

Hold legs at ankles.

Move thighs up and down like a butterfly.

Continue for 30-45 seconds.

Tree Pose (Vriksasana)

Stand with legs together.

Shift most of weight on left leg.

Slowly raise right leg towards opposite knee.

Place heel of foot on inner thigh of left leg.

Gently raise hands above head.

Fingers should be pointing upwards.

Hold for 25-30 seconds (if possible). 

Repeat on other side.