Inhaling to a count of four simultaneously straighten your legs lift them toward the ceiling and lower your head to the floor see Figure b

Don't shrug your shoulders or tense your neck. Remember to draw your belly in; your belly muscles do some of the work of straightening and lifting your legs. Make sure your hands stay in contact with your knees, but don't pull your legs with your hands and arms.

You can lift your legs halfway if you aren't flexible enough to straighten them.

Figure 11-8:

Have a ball by squeezing your torso.

Figure 11-8:

Have a ball by squeezing your torso.

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