This pose is considered a gentle back bend and is meant to open your chest and lengthen the front side of the body.
Lie on the mat on your belly. Lift your chest of the ground and place your forearms on the mat in front of you so that your elbows are directly underneath your shoulders.
Forearms should be parallel to the sides of the mat. Press your forearms down into the mat and try to drag them backward, thus making the efort to pull your chest through your arms. Your upper body should be doing all the work, and your lower body, especially your glutes, should be relaxed.
Hold for at least five breaths