Or inverted Scissors as we like to call this exercise in Body Harmonic' Matwork training. I like to use the barrel with this one, to help my control. Because all matwork exercises are about your control. Keeping my torso anchored to the barrel helps my control and allows me to reach my legs away from my torso. Now I would like my legs to be a little straighter in this. We don't want to use bend to help get more range.
Primary focus: Torso control and stability
Secondary focus: Hip lengthen and stretch