How do I practice the one-leg lift, or the half locust pose?

To perform the one-leg lift or half locust pose, follow these steps:

1  Lie down on your stomach with legs close together and hands on the sides.

2 Make sure your abdomen, chest and chin are touching the ground.

3  Clench your fists and keep them facing upwards.

4  Inhale and hold your breath.

5  Taking support of the fist, raise your left leg backwards straight up, without bending the knee.

6  The body from navel upwards should be on the ground.

7  Hold the leg in the raised position for five seconds.

8  Keep your right leg straight and steady.

9  Exhale slowly and bring your left leg down. Complete exhalation.

10  Repeat the same steps with your right leg.

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