The three-count lift is advanced and can be eliminated if you are not ready to tackle it.
Lie on your back with your knees bent, heels on the floor, hands supporting the head. Flex your feet and focus along an imaginary line drawn from your toes to the ceiling. Don't arch your back.
Exhale as you lift your upper body up to the first position, keeping head and neck as one unit and trying to press your belly button toward your spine.
Lift a little higher to the second position, pulling the abdominal muscle in tighter.
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