Leg Raise Beginners

Please see the cautionary notes on our Bodyworks page before continuing.


Try this sitting on a bed to begin with, then progress to the floor.

  • Raise your right leg slowly for a count of 5
  • Try not to bend at the knee
  • Hold in the upright position for a count of 20
  • Return the leg for a count of 5
  • Relax and breathe for a count of 30
  • Repeat with the left leg

Points to watch

  • Do not move your shoulders and hips from the floor
  • Go only as far as is comfortable
  • Work slowly toward a totally upright leg
  • This may take days, weeks or months.  That’s fine.

If you feel adventurous move on