(from mountain back of mat)
Point palms back.
Keeping arms by side, step right foot forward to middle of mat.
Bring torso, back leg parallel to floor. Point lifted foot.
Straighten legs (more doable: bend standing knee to accommodate tight hamstrings).
Look straight ahead.
Lean forward slightly.
Tone legs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.
Press tailbone down, tone abdomen.
Squeeze shoulders together on back.
Lift left back ankle, abdomen, chin, and wrists.
Be soft, yet determined in eyes.
Repeat on the second side.