Hold: 10-30 seconds
Rest: No rest needed
Starting position: Kneel on the mat.
Movement: Put your right leg in front of you with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle and foot flat on the floor. You may place your hands on your right thigh for support. Lean forward, pressing into the hip of your left leg while keeping your right foot on the floor. Hold. Finish all reps, then switch legs. This completes one set.
Tips and techniques:
- Stretch to the point of mild tension, not pain.
- Maintain a neutral spine while keeping hips and shoulders even.
- Keep your shoulders down and back, and your abdominal muscles contracted.
Too easy? As you lean forward, pressing into the hip of your left leg, lift your left arm up and over as if raising your hand in class.