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Stretch and Flex


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Stretch and Flex Exercise #18
Elbows High
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  • Sit with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Place your hands on your shoulders
  • Extended your elbows so they are parallel to the mat
  • Take a deep breath in
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  • Slowly exhale as you lean sideways, try to touch your elbow to the mat
  • Continue to press both knees and your seat down evenly
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  • Only go as far as you can without falling over
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  • As you hold the stretch, relax your side muscles and go further towards the mat
  • At the full stretch take a deep breath in, exhale as you come up
  • Take a deep breath in
  • Exhale as you repeat to the other side
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