Setup and Key Actions
Standing at the top of your mat imagine your mat is a clock face and your feet are pointing at 12 o’clock. Step one foot back bending the front knee slightly, don’t step too far away because the goal is to keep the hips facing forward to the short edge of your mat. The back toes pivot and should be pointing towards the upper corner of your mat, to 10 /11 o’clock when the left foot is back or 1 / 2 o’clock when the right foot is back. Reach your arms up towards the sky relax your shoulders down so you are not squeezing your ears between the arms. Reach through the crown of your head and your fingertips.
If you have any neck or shoulder issues you can modify the hands by placing them on your hips or in front of your heart center.
If you like you can touch your palms together overhead and look up to your hands.