The Single Leg Stretch strengthens the powerhouse and increases flexibility in the legs and back.

1. Begin lying flat on the mat with your knees into your chest.  

2. Pull your abdominals in and bring your chin toward your chest, lengthening your neck.

3. Pull one knee into your chest and the other leg out to a 45 degree angle. The head and shoulders are off the mat and elbows are wide. Hug your bent knee in toward your shoulder, gently stretching the leg and spine.

4.  Without changing this position, switch legs to stretch the other side.  Continue breathing deeply and scooping your abdominals toward the mat.

*repeat 5 to 8 times