This stretch lengthens the area between the ribs and hips. It is valuable for moves that require good back flexibility or splits.
Stand with the right leg turned out and left leg in parallel. Feet should be 3-4 feet away from each other.
Clasp your left wrist in your right hand and side bend toward your right. You’ll notice that there is a bit of rotation in the torso; that is good!
Remember to lengthen to avoid pinching your low back. Try to hold for 30 seconds then repeat on the other side.
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