Step 2 Once you're comfortable with the bent-leg version, try the straight-leg variation. Begin by sitting on the floor with your legs slightly extended in front of you, hip-width apart, feet flat. Place your palms behind you, close to your hips, fingers pointing forward. On an inhale, lift your hips until your body forms a straight diagonal line from your shoulders to your feet. Straighten your legs as much as possible with your feet flat on the floor. Draw in your abdominals and slightly tuck your tailbone in toward your body. If your neck is sensitive, be sure to keep your chin down and look forward. Hold and breathe deeply for three to five breaths.
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