Don't stress about getting your leg up as high as possible in Standing Split. Instead, focus on squaring your hips toward your chest:
- From Downward Facing Dog, either hop or jump to the top of your mat. Slowly roll up to standing, and stand in a strong Mountain Pose. Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale, come into a Standing Forward Bend.
- Shift weight onto your left foot and your palms and lift your right leg into the air. Tuck your chin and draw your torso toward your left leg, breathing deeply and relaxing the shoulders away from the ears.
- Stay here for five breaths. Then return your left leg to the floor.
Source: Laughing River Yoga Studio