The Side Kick.
Take position in picture. Lock hands behind head. Head up eyes straight ahead. Arms in line with shoulders.
Lie full length right side on mat and bring legs forward about 2 feet.
Shoulders are not stacked
This is an alternative until strength is developed.
Inhale and swing left leg forward as far as possible to you.
Return left leg about 1 foot backward and swing left leg forward again and attempt to get it further forward.