- Lie on your back with your legs extended and your feet together. Extend your arms above your head, keeping them straight.
- Inhale and swing your arms forward. Lift your torso and legs, balancing on your buttocks. Extend your arms toward your feet and make fists, keeping the top of your head more or less in line with your pointed toes. Contract your abs and thighs and straighten your knees. Breathe into your abdomen as you hold the pose for as long as you can without straining, up to 20 seconds.