Start in a seated position and extend your leg out in front. Make sure to engage your abs for this yoga posture, and for safety hold the side of your legs until you are sure that you can hold the pose without hurting your back. It is a fairly extreme ‘Power Yoga’ pose. If you have lower back pain, do not do this pose. You may try it with your arms supporting your legs by placing your hands under your knees. This pose is excellent for strengthening the abdominal region. We recommend this pose to any athlete that is interested in strengthening their core.