1 - Start in Tadasana, Mountain Pose.
2 - Bend your knees slightly, lift left foot up and, balance on right foot, cross left thigh over right.
3 - Point left toes toward floor, press the foot back, and then hook top of foot behind lower right calf. Balance on right foot.
4 - Stretch arms straight forward, parallel to the floor, and spread scapulas wide across back of torso.
5 - Cross arms in front of torso so that right arm is above left, then bend elbows.
6 - Snug the right elbow into the crook of the left, and raise the forearms perpendicular to the floor. The backs of your hands should be facing each other.
7 - Press right hand to right and left hand to left, so that palms are now facing each other. The thumb of the right hand should pass in front of the little finger of the left.
8 - Now press palms together (as much as is possible), lift elbows up, and stretch fingers toward ceiling.
9 - Stay for 15 to 30 seconds, then unwind legs and arms and stand in Tadasana again. Repeat for same length of time with arms and legs reversed.