Akarna Dhanurasana

The shooting bow
Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out straight in front. Keep the feet close together. Hold the tip of the toes with your hands while keeping the body as erect as possible.

Inhale and slowly pull the right leg up and bring it close to your right ear. Do not let the hold on the other leg go. Hold the position and breathe normally. Repeat the movement on the other side.

Effect: This yoga posture or yoga asana improves flexibility of the leg muscles. Health of abdominal muscles are also strengthened.