Starting in a strong warrior two pose, flip the front palm and reach straight up. Finding length first, and then go back if it feels good!
Stay mindful of that front leg. Often when we pull back, we pull out of that lunge. No change in those legs!!
For me, it doesn't feel so good to reach back, so I concentrate on breathing into all of the space I made by reaching high.
In a class a few weeks ago,the teacher suggested a bind (which I had never thought of in this pose) and it felt awesome. I love a heart opener-it feels great on my shoulders (a place I hold every ounce of tension in my body).
To take the bind, drop the top hand behind the back (elbow up, hand between shoulder blades) and reach up with the bottom to bring hands together. If you need just a bit more space try hooking the middle fingers together or grab your towel.
Open up and enjoy!!