Our weekly stretches in April will focus on twists! Twisting through the middle of your body stretches the back muscles as well as the sides and front of your body. Twisting also helps the digestive process by stimulating the intestines.
For the first week of April, we will be performing the Reclined Straight Leg Twist. You will need a strap or belt to perform this stretch. This stretch is typically done on the floor, but can also be done on a bed if getting up and down from the floor is difficult. If you have mid or low back pain, please do not perform this week’s stretch.
How to perform:
*Tip: if you are having difficulty reaching the left shoulder to the floor, place a rolled blanket or pillow behind the upper back for support.
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