You may recognize these twists if you’ve taken a yoga class and stayed for the stretching. These are great on their own to help “massage” your internal organs by bringing them blood flow.

Incorporating this movement into your workout routine or daily stretch is a great way to increase spinal mobility.

Duration: Hold for 10 seconds and then switch. Repeat until you feel your body instinctively relaxing.

Instructions

  1. Lying down with your arms straight out, palms down, look in one direction.
  2. Twist both knees to the floor in the other direction.

Tomorrow: Raise a shoulder. Then relax.


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