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"This pose will strengthen the core and tone the abdominal muscles," says Tamal Dodge, a certified yoga teacher and star of the "Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners"Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners" DVD.
To do it: Sit with your knees bent and together, feet slightly lifted off the floor. Reach your arms forward and shift your weight into your sit bones, draw your abs in tight, and lift your chest. Try straightening the legs as much as you can (forming a ‘V’ shape with your body) and hold this pose for 30 seconds to one minute, with even breathing.
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