Sit with your left heel tucked inside underneath your buttocks and the left knee facing straight out in front of you on the floor. Bring the right foot over to the left side of the bent knee. Stretch the left arm over the upward bent right leg and place the arm parallel to the leg with the hand against the ankle. Bring your right arm around behind you, placing it across the small of the back. Twist your torso, neck, and head to the right as much as possible, keeping the back vertical to the floor. Breathe deeply with the chest and look as far behind you as possible.
You may also lock your hands between your legs as indicated in the photograph.
Benefits: All the vertebrae are twisted stretching the ligaments, tonifying the nerves and muscles of the spine. Stimulates kidneys and aids digestion.