Wheel pose

Place the hands beside the head with the fingertips pointing towards the shoulders. Keep the feet in the same position, with the toes slightly pigeon toed. You want to become super active in the feet; think of these as your powerhouse. Inhale to prepare and as you exhale, send the hips up high into the air into Wheel pose. Relax through the neck and keep the muscles in the legs moving towards each other, relaxing the glutes. Move the chest through you shoulders and breathe for eight deep inhales and exhales. When you're ready, roll down the spine and relax into the floor, resisting the urge to move. Just sit with it and have a listen to your heartbeat.

BENEFIT: Stimulates the thyroid glands, relieves low back pain.