Last weeks TOTD Tree Pose

This pose is probably the best all-rounder for getting a total body stretch, especially in the morning. It helps tone abs, opens up the hips, lengthens the spine relieving back ache and stretches out the legs. From downward dog (click here for the how to on downward dog) inhale and lift the right leg up and ensure your right hip remains square to the mat i.e. the right hip shouldn't twist up. Exhale and push into the hands, perhaps bending the elbows slightly to help lift the right leg further up. You should feel a lovely stretch in the hip, abs and leg. Hold the split, breathing here for a couple of breaths before exhaling sinking your head closer to the mat, getting deeper into the stretch.

Let me know how to got on with your downward dog split

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