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Side Stretch

Lengthen and lift the body through the waistline and back by doing this stretch. Use proper posture and smooth technique. Breathe and relax.

Step 1

Sit tall, with body lifted through the spine and ankles crossed.

Step 2

Raise left arm overhead, lifting the body and lengthening through the spine. Place right hand on the floor to support the back.

Step 3

Deepen the stretch by bending right elbow, but continue to lengthen the body through the waistline, Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, then release. Repeat, raising right arm.

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