Week two of July is here! This week’s stretch is called the Cobra Stretch and it targets the hip flexors, which are the muscles along the front of the thigh and pelvis. In addition, you may also feel this stretch along the front of the torso and up into the chest! This can be a great stretch if you walk or run a lot.
Please skip this week if you have trouble getting up and down from the floor. Also do not perform this stretch if you are currently experiencing low back pain or have a history of low back problems without consulting your physician first. Please discontinue the stretch if you get tingling, numbing, or sharp pain in your low back or down your legs.
How to perform:
Take note of the “No” photo. Notice how the shoulders roll forward and up toward the ears. Also notice how the legs are not together. Avoid the incorrect position pictured in the No photo.
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