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Stretch of the Week: Triangle Pose

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We will be performing the Triangle Pose for our last week of our sink stretches. This one is taken from yoga and will stretch the sides of your body and possibly your hamstrings.

Please consult your doctor before performing if you have any shoulder, back or hamstring injuries.

How to perform:

  1. Stand with your left hip next to the sink. You will be roughly a foot away from the edge of the sink. Place your left hand on the edge of the sink as shown in photo marked “Step 1.”
  1. Step your right foot to the right about two feet. Your right toes point in the same direction as your chest. Your left toes will turn toward the sink as shown in photo marked “Step 2.”
  1. Raise your right arm up alongside your right ear to stretch your right side. From this position, hinge at the left hip to side bend toward the sink. Hang on to the sink for traction to feel an even greater stretch along the right side. You may also feel a stretch along the back of the left thigh. The hips will move toward the right slightly as shown in photo marked “Step 3.” Press your belly button to your spine and rotate your chest slightly toward the ceiling for even more stretch.
  1. Stay in this position for 30-60 seconds. Lower your top arm and step your right foot back in when you are ready to come out of the stretch. Then turn around and repeat on the other side.

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