Standing on straight legs with the arms dropped down along the side of the body, raise one straight arm and stretch it to the side, level with the shoulders (Photo 216). The wrist of this hand should be bent so as to make the palm face to the side, the fingers pointed upwards. Straining all muscles of the legs, arms, torso and neck, firmly fix this position of the body. Inhaling, shift the fixed body’s center of gravity towards the raised arm and fall to that side onto the palm as smoothly as you can. Bend the arm after the palm touches the floor, and use the muscles of the arm to control the fall as much as possible, thereby changing the position to lying on the side on one bent arm (Photo 217). Inhale in this position, and, with an exhalation, use a powerful impulse to push off the floor with the supporting arm. Toss the straight body in the air, catch the balancing point and stop in the initial position standing on straight legs with one hand stretched to the side level with the shoulders (Photo 216).
Thereafter, change the position of the arms, make the same fall and push off to the other side.