If you're looking to test your core strength, Boat Pose is a great indicator. Don't be afraid to keep your knees bent in this core-toning posture; you'll be able to extend your legs out with time. Also, don't bail if your body starts to shake, it just means your center is engaged and working!
- From Bridge Pose, sit on your bottom. Bend your knees, and lift your feet off the floor, balancing on your tush.
- Keep your spine long, and straighten your legs as much as you can without rounding your back. If this is too hard, keep your knees bent — you're still working your core.
- Hold for five complete breaths.