Gracious pose stretches the thighs, ankles and feet. It calms the mind and is a great pose for meditation or pranayama.
For added support, a yoga blanket can be placed under the legs, between the feet and/or under the buttocks. For a deeper stretch in the chest, interlace the fingers behind the neck and pull the elbows open. After a couple of breaths, reach the arms up over the head pressing the interlaced fingers toward the sky. Alternately, roll forward and place the forehead on the mat.