The Chair Hold: Sit on a sturdy, four-legged chair. Grip the front edge of the chair with your hands, fingers facing forward. Lift your feet a few inches off the floor. Lift your buttocks of the chair. Hold yourself up using the support of your arms and, most importantly, the strength of your abdomen. Do a few reps holding as long as you can each time.
Opposite Arm/Leg Hold: Get in tabletop position on all fours—hands directly below the shoulders, knees directly below the hips. Slowly extend one arm and one leg on the opposite side (i.e. right arm/left leg or vice versa). Reach out with your fingertips and your heel. Hold on each side.