This pose is said to mimic a tiger when it wakes up. It’s a fun pose and as with all backbends, helps to release tension and boost endorphins, both of which are effective anxiety relievers.
Benefits of the pose: Works your core stability, tones your abdomen, improves balance, lifts your mood, and stretches the entire front of your body and thighs.
Start on your hands and knees. Check that your hips are above your knees, and your shoulders are above your wrists. Your knees should be hip-width distance apart and your hands shoulder-width distance apart.
With an inhalation, simultaneously lift your right leg and left arm off the floor. Reach back and hold onto your foot or ankle.
Press the floor away from you and keep your core engaged. Try to lengthen your spine and push your foot into your hand.
Hold for five deep breaths and then repeat on the second side.