Next we'll take a look at the double straight leg stretch. Another challenging abdominal exercise traditionally found in the series of five after the single straight leg stretch. So Chrissy will bring her legs up to a vertical position. She'll bring her hands behind her head. She'll curl her head and chest up so that she's in deep trunk flection.
Notice that she's not pushing her head forward, but instead the weight of her head is resting in her hands and her neck is long. From that point, she will inhale to lower her legs towards the Mat. Taking care that her lower spine never leaves the floor mat. She'll exhale and draw her legs back to her body in healing to lower the legs and exhale. If it's too challenging to go as low as Christie's going with your legs.
It's a good idea to make the movement much smaller. Just working a very short range at the top and then gradually as you get stronger, increasing your range to go lower and lower again of critical importance is the stability of the trunk and the connection of the lower spine to the mat. Inhaling to lower the legs and exhaling to lift the double straight leg stretch.