From tadasana, shift your weight onto your left foot,
rooting your foot into the floor. Fix your gaze on a
stationary point on the floor or on the wall in front of you.
Bring the sole of your right foot to the top inside of your
left thigh, toes pointing down. Fix your gaze on something
stationary on the floor or on the wall in front of you.
Open your right hip so your right knee swings
out to the right, pelvis facing forward. Lengthen your
tailbone toward the floor. Find your balance.
On an inhalation, circle your hands out to the sides and up
overhead, bringing your palms together as you stretch tall. On
the exhalation, soften your elbows and shoulders as you keep
your spine long.
Breathe smoothly and naturally as you hold the pose and
affirm mentally, "I am calm, I am poised."
To exit, inhale and extend your arms straight overhead;
then, exhaling, release and circle your arms back down to your
sides. Release your right leg and bring your right foot to the
floor, coming into tadasana.
Pause to integrate the effects of the pose, then repeat to
the other side.