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Torso Twist Stretch Exercise

Torso Twist Stretch

Starting Position Sit on the floor, back straight, shoulders down, abs engaged, and legs extended in front of you. Bend right knee to place foot flat on the floor.

Action Wrap your left arm around your right leg and twist to your right side, supporting yourself by placing your right hand behind you.

Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side.

Special Instructions Stretch to the point of "mild discomfort," not to the point of pain. Never bounce. Keep shoulders relaxed and back straight. For a deeper stretch (not pictured) place the right foot on the other side of your left knee.

Muscles Stretched: Glutes, hips, core

Exercise Categories: Beginner Yoga/Stretching