If a pose is easy to do, chances are you aren’t doing it right. I used to think Full Locust pose was a breeze, until I figured out I wasn’t engaging the correct muscles in my back. It’s also due partly to the fact that I lack upper body strength. While this builds strength in your upper spine, does it build strength in your upper body also? Or am I going to have to build that elsewhere, maybe doing that crazy 100 pushups program stellargirl recommended to me light years ago. Two words: why not?? I can do the single leg lifts, but when it comes to lifting both legs, I can barely get them off the floor. I have been patiently shifting the weight around to my shoulders but once I start lifting my legs it all falls apart. I guess I have to work through this more slowly then.