Hummingbird Pose (also known as Dragonfly Pose) is great for strengthening your arms, wrists, abdomen and back. It also improves balance.
HOW TO DO IT: Begin by lowering yourself into a squat so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. For safety, consider placing a folded blanket in front of you in case you tilt forward onto your head. Move your hands to the front of your right foot shoulder-width apart. Keep your elbows close to your body as you place the sole of your left foot high up onto your left upper arm. If you want an even deeper stretch, you may bring your left foot over your right shoulder. Listen to your body and do what is comfortable for you. Rest the outside of your right thigh on your left upper arm. Bend your torso forward as you lift your right foot off the floor and straighten your right leg. Engage your extended leg and lift off the floor. To keep from collapsing forward, keep your hands pressed firmly into the floor and engage your core. Hold for 30 seconds. Gently straighten your arms and lower your feet to the floor. Rest for several breaths. Then repeat the exercise on the other side. Remember to breathe.