Stretching tip: Dragonfly twist

It is time for the Twin Cities Orthopedics' Tips from the Pros. Up now, May's Tip #3:  The dragonfly twist stretch.

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Noticing limited hamstring flexibility on one side, and limited hip flexor length on the other side? The dragonfly twist might help you rebalance your sacrum so you can be more centered.

Begin in a low lunge with square hips and hands on the ground. Lengthen your right arm toward the sky, allowing the spine and pelvis to rotate toward the right leg.

Remember to actively lengthen through your back leg. Try to hold for 30 seconds then repeat on the other side.

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This article was written by Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Dance Medicine providers for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition.

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