This is an asymmetrical twisting, standing and balancing pose.
Standing at the top of the mat – fold forward.
Staying supported on the right leg, press down into the mound of the big toe, lifting the arch of the right foot so as to engage the inner thigh and find stability in the core.
Lift and extend the left leg.
Keep the left hand grounded, perhaps using a block under the left hand, and on an exhale, twist torso to the right.
Extend from the tailbone through to the crown of the head and try to move from the sternum and the left side of the ribcage, feeling the movement form the thoracic spine, while staying firmly grounded in the supporting leg.
This pose strengthens the ankle and thigh of the supporting leg, the core muscles, gluteals and multifidi and erector spine group, while stretching the shoulders (latissimus dorsi, teres major), chest, inner thighs, hamstring and calf of the supporting leg.
The spine extends and rotates, the lifted arm/shoulder extends, abducts and externally rotates. The grounded leg has hip flexion.
This pose can stimulate digestive organs while improving balance, stability and coordination.