This exercise is a test of balance but is especially good for trimming and making firm your thighs and hips. Follow directions carefully. This is one time when overambition may destroy the benefits of the exercise, so be sure to maintain the prescribed position. Do not twist your body so that your leg can rise higher. Stay straight and within the limits which the position imposes. Concentrate on keeping your body in a straight, taut line.
TIPS FOR LIVING: If your exercise sessions seem less lively than they did at first, vary the music, your costume and the time of day, as well as the exercise.
Lie on the floor on your right side with legs together, resting on your right elbow (above). Raise and lower left leg (below), putting palm of your left hand down on the floor to maintain balance. Repeat five times with left leg, then turn on left side and do five more times with right leg.