1. Start position. Lie on one side, with the bottom arm and both legs straight and in line with the trunk. The head is resting on the bottom arm. The top arm is bent, with the palm on the mat in front of the torso and the fingers pointing toward the head.
2. Exhale. Raise both legs as one unit toward the ceiling, and then lift the legs higher by laterally flexing the spine.
3. Inhale. Lower the legs until they are just above, but not touching, the mat. Repeat the sequence 10 times. Lower the legs to the start position. Perform the same sequence on the opposite side.