Finger stand


Sit on floor with legs straight in front of body.
Legs together.
Place thumbs underneath hips, pointing in toward center of body.
Fingers point out directly away from body.
Hand placement is directly below shoulders.
Come up on fingertips.

Lock knees; engage thighs, point feet and toes.
Look at floor, contract abdominal muscles.
Without collapsing upper body, curl spine.
Straighten arms, lock elbows while lifting hips as high as possible.
Pull hips bock, causing heels to slide as far back as possible.
Maintaining strong legs and stomach, shift weight back until feet rise off floor, at hip height.
Slowly lift head, look forward in mirror.

Bend elbows, lower feet and hips and release hands.