Aim of the exercise: This exercise aims to stretch the muscles at the side of the body and the lower back. It also works the hips.
Muscles worked: obliques (waist), lats (back but at the side) & quatratus lumborum (lower back).
- Inhale to prepare and place left hand a few inches away from left hip (1) then raise right arm to ceiling.
- Exhale and lean gently over to the right side (keep both sit bones on floor) ensuring that the sliding arm bends at the elbow.
- Inhale and return to start
- Repeat to left side
Repeat 10 x each side. This exercise can also be done with legs straight out front or kneeling