When working in prehensile and with flexed feet, legs bend in to 90/90 and then straighten out on a diagonal. Come into an upper contraction with the fingertips behind the head. Keep your pelvis level and your low back connected to the mat. If your low back starts to come off the mat, maintain your legs at a higher diagonal. Think about folding the hips to bend the legs.
When working in turnout with the heels together, your legs will bend into a diamond.
Take a nice full-body stretch between your work in each foot position, just like we do on the reformer. On the inhale, let your shoulders come up towards your ears. Lengthen up and out of the hips, stretching from your toenails to your fingertips. Then exhale, reconnect to center, shoulders glide into their pockets.
When pulsing the legs in second position, maintain control of the pulse. This might mean you need to take the "V" of the legs a little narrower.
On the toe taps: Remember to keep your low back connected to the mat.
How did it go? For us, this felt like a lot more abdominal and hip fold work than it does on the reformer. How about you?