HOW: Use a frictionless surface (ie magazine on carpet, pillow cloth on hardwood) under one foot - this will be the moving foot. Keeping all your weight on your opposite leg, slowly lower yourself and slide your foot out. Squeeze the inside part of your thigh to "lift" yourself back up to the starting position.
FEEL: You should feel the inside part of your thigh working, in addition to all the muscles in your hips/knees.
COMPENSATION: Pretend there is an eggshell under your foot. Do not put too much weight through it. And PULL yourself up with your support leg.