The pose called Eight Crooked Limbs really works your upper body, but this prep pose for it is a killer move for your abs.
- Sit on your bum with your legs straight in front of you. Bend your right knee, and hold your right foot with your left hand. Bring your right arm underneath your right leg, and use your left hand to help push your right knee as high as you can on top of your right tricep.
- Plant your palms on the floor, and bend your right elbow slightly to keep your knee in place. Press into your palms firmly, engage your abs, and with an inhale, lift your hips off the floor. If it's easy, lift your left leg off the ground, too. You're sure to feel a burn in your belly after five breaths.