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“It’s a little flashy, but you look cool doing it,” is how Lena Dunham, Girls star and avid at-home yogi, describes none other than plow pose.

The yoga move involves putting your legs over your head while lying on the floor—which can be super-energizing (so maybe try it before reaching for that second cup of coffee in the a.m.).

And lest you were concerned: Yes, inversions are totally fine to do when you’re on your period. (But the myth around it provides the context for what is arguably the funniest story Dunham has ever told—just try watching the latest episode of “Lena Dunham Does Yoga” without laughing out loud.)

Watch the video, above—and follow along with these tips from Dunham’s yoga instructor Beth Cooke.

1. On your back. slowly lift your legs over your head with your feet touching the ground.

2. Pay attention to how the shape makes you feel and listen to your body.

3. Focus on your breath.

4. You can opt for a shoulder stand as a modification—for this, lift your feet straight into the air and feel free to support your back with your hands.

Our brand-new video series “Lena Dunham Does Yoga” features none other than Lena Dunham and her yoga instructor BFF Beth Cooke going with the flow at home. Because when the actress-director-writer (and burgeoning yogi!) invites you to her Brooklyn apartment for an afternoon of vinyasa—and totally unfiltered girl talk—you grab your mat. Tune in for new episodes of the series every day, all week long.

Don’t mind the period talk—we are in the era of menstrual realness, after all. Speaking of which, could tracking your periods be the secret to master manifesting

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