Before attempting a leg hold, make sure you have your splits. Stretch every day to get comfortable with both a front split and side split. Once you are quite flexible, and warmed up, follow these steps:
- Hold on to a barre, a chair, a wall or another person for balance.
- Developpe your foot up to your knee. Be sure to keep your leg turned out.
- Reach around your leg and grab hold of your ankle. Slowly straighten your knee.
- Hold for a few seconds, making sure your hips are square and your torso is straight. Don't forget to point your toe!